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