Dior Steps Into the Golden Age of New York for Fall 2024

Dior’s Fall 2024 collection explores a bygone era of New York and the trailblazing women who are drawn to its big city lure.

Shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the star-studded front row included Anya Taylor-Joy, Naomi Watts, and Charlize Theron. With her latest collection Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri crafted an ode to New York and the fascination it has held for many Europeans, her and Christian Dior included. Dior wrote extensively of his wonderment with New York, leading to an ongoing relationship between his brand and the city. That relationship is alive and well today—last year Dior partnered with the Brooklyn Artists Ball, continuing an ongoing dialogue between Parisian and New York culture. Prints of both city skylines were featured on designs in the Fall 2024 collection, with the Statue of Liberty—a gift from France to America—standing out.

The collection was largely inspired by Marlene Dietrich—the original gender-bending starlet—and the Golden Age of cinema she dominated. High-waisted, wide-legged trousers were worn with long ties, evoking the menswear that Dietrich was fond of. The masculine silhouettes were offset by glamorously feminine styles, with slinky velvet gowns and flapper-style fringe. Naturally, suit jackets featured the nipped-in waist that Dior made famous with the New Look.

A large-scale neon display popped in the background as the almost entirely black and white collection was shown. The display was created by art collective Claire Fontaine, designed to look like hands forming a diamond shape—a forgotten symbol of the feminist movement from the ’70s and ’80s. In the museum’s entrance, a slideshow displayed photographs by Brooklyn-born artist and feminist Suzanne Santoro.

These works reinforced the collection’s notion of a strong woman, one who, like Dietrich, defies expectations.

Discover our favourite looks from Dior’s Fall 2024 collection at the gallery below.