Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri pays tribute to 50's Teddy Girls

At the heart of the Rodin Museum transformed into a feminist setting, Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of Dior, presented her autumn-winter 2019-2020 parade for the French house. Once more, it was placed under the sign of feminism, giving pride to the Teddy Girls of the 50s, mixing Fifties influences and signature style of Christian Dior.
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It was one of the most anticipated events of this Paris Fashion Week debut: the Dior Fall-Winter 2019-2020 show was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Paris. Nestled in the heart of the Rodin Museum, the set of the show was designed by the feminist artist Bianca Pucciarelli Menna , aka Tomaso Binga , male pseudonym used to parody the privileges reserved for men. The walls of the place were thus transformed into a giant alphabet, each letter of which was represented by a female naked body. A symbol, once again highlighting the feminist shift initiated by Maria Grazia Chiuri since her appointment at the head of the house of Avenue Montaigne.

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For next winter, the artistic director was inspired Teddy Girls , female counterparts of Teddy Boys, one of the first English subcultures. Men's Edwardian-style velvet-collar jackets, loose skirts, jeans and black leather jackets ... Teddy Girls are extravagant hairstyles, veritable references that shed a new light on the 1950s.

Dior thus revisits the Fifties' cloakroom, reinterpreting the couture bob hat first. The latter were upgraded with a veil, while Yves Saint Laurent 's black leather jacket for Dior, a tribute to the underground culture of the 50s and 60s, was reworked and updated. A new tropical version of the toile de Jouy, dotted with palm trees, is also born, recalling the creations of the Italian painter Mario Schifano . Finally, feminist message t-shirts, which have become a fixture in Maria Grazia Chirui's parades , celebrate the concept of sorority and pay tribute to the literary works of American feminist poet Robin Morgan . His works Sisterhood is Powerful , Sisterhood is Global or Sisterhood is Forever resonate as a real call to feminine solidarity.

Dior autumn-winter 2019-2020

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