Women Rule the World at Dior Spring 2020 Couture
By: Nora Martinez
Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Dior, presented the Spring 2020 haute couture collection in Paris inspired by feminism and Greek mythology. It all took place surrounding a 225-foot-long and 45-foot-high embroidered banner designed by American artist Judy Chicago.
Judy Chicago is an 80-year-old artist whose work for the show included “The Female Divine,” which served as the venue, and 21 embroidered velvet banners. Unveiling the collection was a banner with a powerful question: “What if women ruled the world?”
Following the theme of feminism, the collection included Greco-Roman peplos-inspired gowns that defined the feminine figure.
One-shouldered and v-shaped dresses were a staple structure to these designs. As for the materials, there were silk fringes, rope, pleated, and embroidered details on the gowns.
Elegant metallics took over the runaway then transitioned to rich tones like forest greens, amethysts, and wine tones.
Adding freshness was the crisp whites in pleated gowns, skirts, and blouses. The star of these designs was the touch of romantic transparency in the gowns.
Here are some highlights from the Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture Collection: