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Dior’s Fall/Winter Haute Couture Collection is Deeply Rooted in Nature

When Maria Grazia Chiuri began dreaming up Dior‘s Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection, she started with the tree of life and its symbolism for connection. To reflect the tree’s global reach, Grazia Chiuri tapped Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko to design the Paris-based show’s stunning life-size floral tapestries set design, which drew inspiration from arts and crafts and reflected it back through a couture lens. For the collection, Grazia Chiuri focused on the most intricate of embroideries applied to the finest cotton, wool crepe, silk and cashmere. She added patchworks of lace and guipure braids to the collection’s dresses, jackets and skirts in a sea of strikingly neutral tones punctuated by pops of red, black and navy. Nodding to its place of origin—the tree of life—the collection sought a respite of balance, which Grazia Chiuri got just right.

View the gallery below for our top looks and the stars in attendance, and rewatch the show here.