Dior FW24: Have You Met Miss Dior?

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collections always seek to modernize the Dior woman, and in her latest show she turned her attention to Miss Dior.

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collections always seek to modernize the Dior woman and make her relevant to her time. For the maison’s FW24 show, Chiuri focused her attention on Miss Dior. Said to be named after Christian Dior’s sister, the French resistance fighter Catherine, the Miss Dior ready-to-wear line first launched in 1967, seizing on the changing spirit of the era to create an upbeat, logo-infused line for young women. So, who is Miss Dior in 2024?

She possesses a restrained elegance, wearing a camel gabardine coat over and black cashmere pull. The silhouette is always relaxed, and she is free to move as she pleases, be it in an evening dress, an all-enveloping scarf or a jacket and skirt set. Her wardrobe is mostly white, black and camel, though she opts for denim or plaid now and again. She lives in a logo-saturated culture, and wears skirts, coats, jackets and bags bearing the words “MISS DIOR,” which look as if they’re painted on.

At the venue’s center stood nine bamboo dress sculptures by the multimedia artist Shakuntala Kulkarni. Large photo collages of a woman wearing variations of these creations wallpapered the room. They were like suits of armor, made to protect the female body. Chiuri’s collection is armor of a different nature, providing Miss Dior with a shield to face the world.

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