Opening the week in style, Haute Couture Week began on Monday, and brands wasted no time in setting a high standard with a celebrity-packed front row for Spring 2024. Among the notable attendees was Rihanna, making a bold statement as she returned to the front row following her surprise appearance at Dior‘s Fall 2023 ready-to-wear show.
In the Spring/Summer 2024 collection, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from art and history, carrying it through Dior’s iconic legacy. The collection begins with khaki and progresses through gray wool suits, classic dresses, and even ballgowns adorned with playful polka dots and feathers. Chiuri skillfully transformed everyday elements into couture statements, showcasing a versatile and imaginative array of styles.
The show’s backdrop, created by artist Isabella Ducrot, was a visual feast featuring giant dresses standing tall, in an installation titled ‘Big Aura’. Each piece carried its own symbolism, adapting to the wearer like a chameleon. Picture oversized garments forming a composition of irregular black stripes on the walls of the Rodin Museum.
Chiuri’s unique approach is evident in the use of cotton and silk, reminiscent of trench-coat colours, resulting in a captivating fusion of classic and contemporary elements. The moiré fabric, showcasing shades of gold, white, gray, burgundy, and green, contributes to creating architectural wonders with imposing collars and cut-outs.
Seated in the front row were friends of the house, including Anya Taylor-Joy and Natalie Portman, alongside former S/ cover star Felicity Jones. These A-list stars fully engaged in the visual spectacle, experiencing a collection that felt like a performative work of art in and of itself.
Scroll through the gallery below for a closer look at the show.