“New York has become almost as familiar to me as Paris”, wrote Christian Dior in 1957 in his autobiography “Christian Dior & Moi”. The couturier did indeed have a long standing relationship with the United States. Today, in the hands of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the New Look that made Dior famous on the other side of the Atlantic is living to see another day. The volumes are tightened and the silhouette thinned down to offer a graphic and impertinent look this season. A demonstration in virtuosity of cuts, the Bar jacket’s waist has been lifted up a notch while its lines are softened, culminating in a “pointe foulard”. The New Look has been redesigned in diaphanous fabrics and pleated cuts.
The width of the high skirt is mastered, the materials never before seen. To restructure the line closer to the body, Maria Grazia Chiuri released the Tailleur Bar in a Japanese-style wool similar to neoprene, in a charcoal black color. In the end, the profiled version of the Bar jacket promises to enrich the label’s patrimony.