Dior Cruise 2022 Resort. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Reaching to the gods, Parthenon, and probably Olympics. The Dior Cruise 2022 show took place in Athena Greece. Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Bohemian (Bobo in short) Dior twerked the codes of art and the sport. “The goddess tunic, evoking marble and ancient statuary, is resolutely ethereal thanks to its fabrics and handmade pleats, a chiaroscuro in fluting,” – says in press-release.
Gigantic, monumental, abnormal, add here “look how much money we’ve got” statement, with fireworks like cherry on top. 91 pieces, simple covering I might add, white and black dresses you won’t picked up from a line, long evening gowns with the sneakers and couple of other odds. When you look at this show from far far away, brought to us by cinema production team, do you really know that is Christian Dior? Indian Sari, Moroccan Caftans, just oversize costumes, Japanese school uniforms in white and Chinese jelly sneakers and boots – you can recognize them all.
Significant detail. All goddesses wear snickers, new fancy line of Dior futuristic transparent sneakers. Strangely enough Fuzhou Xinhongfan International Trade Company based in China produces almost just like it. They are producing fancy “jelly boots” for Chinese brand Fanan since 2018. Cost about 10$. In wholesale 3.40$ each. So all this pompous stadium parade and fireworks about the pieces produced for 3.40$ each? Go figure….
“A rediscovery of civilization’s roots- not out of nostalgia, but out of a desire to recompose, in the present, the fragmentation necessary to our understanding of the world. Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by Giorgio de Chirico, a pioneer of surrealism who drew on poignant memories of Greece to paint metaphysical places frozen in the silent contrast of light and shadow. The creative director then explored the universe of Alexander lo/as, the cosmopolitan gallery owner who preserved his close ties to Greece and his home in Athens. There, he assembled an incredible collection of vases decorated with the intertwined bodies of wrestlers. Giant close-ups of those silhouettes stand out in sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces, a synthesis of technical and formal research, the backbone and manifesto of a body performing beyond gender boundaries, in the panathenaic stadium where the cruise show is staged,” – says press-release.
And some more from press-release: “That body dons a series of white suits – jackets and pants – like those worn by Marlene Dietrich, structuring a sartorial lexicon poised between classicism and freedom: the oversized hounds tooth is hellenized; cannage reveals new abstractions. Gold dialogues with white: a hood grafted onto different looks is like punctuation, on engraved inscription. Greek blue becomes both a signature and an homage. Each collection is on ongoing reflection on the paradigms that distinguish fashion and the house of Dior; an occasion to further expand collective work. Maria Grazia Chiuri underscores the extent to which the variations on femininity in Dior creations emerge from a past that honors a beauty with multiple facets.”
Is that really?
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