FASHION

Dior spins 1950s styles into modern looks at Paris Fashion Week

Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri dove into archives from the 1950s for the French fashion house’s fall women‘s catwalk show, adding a modern spin to the era’s feminine mainstays.

Models strode around a hulking, fantastical set parading familiar silhouettes – neat, short-sleeved button-up shirts paired with full skirts, bustier dresses, trim cardigans and cropped jackets – in sombre colors and stylised floral prints.

Chiuri softened structured jackets and drew on fabrics woven with metal thread to give a new, creased texture to classically-cut dresses – pushing styles into a sporty direction, for daywear.

Accessories including pearls, gloves and thick, black headbands, the tassles tied into bows.

Chiuri sought to add a Parisian flair to the styles of the period, which are often associated with American Hollywood productions.

“It was very different, the situation in Europe than in the USA,” she told Reuters, noting that the women who served as

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DESIGNER

Fall-winter fashion from Dior on display in Paris

PARIS –


After Milan, global fashion’s spotlight shifted to the final stretch of ready-to-wear shows in Paris on Tuesday, as the industry looks to the future with all the final fall trends.


But displays in the French capital will also revisit the past this week, with homages to recently deceased designers Vivienne Westwood and Paco Rabanne.


Here are some highlights of Tuesday’s fall-winter 2023-2024 collections, including Dior:


DIOR’S REBELS


A surreal and colorful organic world awaited guests inside Paris’ Tuileries gardens.


A spectacular Dior installation suggestive of a giant octopus spanned the length and breadth of the runway, its color-rich fabric tentacles gleaming with thousands of tiny lights. It was the work of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, who wanted to explore how organic form interacted with the “feminine realm of artisanal savoir-faire.” It made for a dazzling backdrop especially given the flurry of paparazzi

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