“The world has to be read upside-down” (Italo Calvino)
Dior Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture Collection is inspired by magical world of tarot cards. Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri follow advice of author Calvino and designs her new collection by reading the world upside-down.
Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility. Of course, we can remember Christian Dior’s passion about the divinatory arts and signs of destiny. His autobiography includes anecdotes about a prophecy: “ It will be extraordinary. Your house will be revolutionize fashion!”
Maria Grazia Chiuri design the collection like an artist and she rediscovers the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions. We can says that the imagination and symbols taken from realm of tarot have created a special splendor to designs, especially in such a complicated time that we have experienced during pandemic.
Movie of the collection reflects this magical world and it gives feeling of a fantasy world. Film directed by Italian director Matteo Garrone. Movie is about a path that leading to self-awareness through famous 15th century tarot cards Visconti-Sforza. These gorgeous cards with gold enamel, floral and geometric illustrations inspire the collection. Beside that the story of pursuit reflects that the collection is designed in a world of possibilities and experiences. The clothes of the High Priestess, the Empress, Justice and the Fool tribute to mastery of Dior in haute couture.
Lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes. Dior’s famous Bar jacket is reinterpreted black velvet for a new attitude.