By coincidence or not, the Dior Fall/Winter 2021 show took place on the morning of International Women’s Day. The brand’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri is known for her strong feminist views, which have been prominently displayed across the collections and scenographic elements since her tenure. For Fall/Winter 2021, the Italian designer explored the world of fairy tales and the narratives they create. Toy soldier uniforms were transformed into blue cashmere coats with red embellishments, where other pieces were lined with gold and silver thread to create an appearance of floating. The fairy tale symbolism was showcased at the historical and fascinating Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, which served as the show’s set. Ahead of the presentation, Chiuri worked with five female illustrators who created their own interpretation of femininity in animation as teasers for the collection, which can be found here.
View the gallery for a backstage look at the Dior Fall/Winter 2021 show.