“Among all the colors, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities,” wrote Christian Dior in The Little Dictionary of Fashion.
For Dior’s Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores a color that was among Monsieur Dior’s great favorites. The collection is a sequence of pieces that reconnect emotions, feelings and memories. Inspired by the ample hood, borrowed from the tunics of pastors, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinterprets the idea of the Chevrier look from the Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 1949 collection in a series of jackets, skirts, dresses, capes, coats and small bomber jackets, revisiting the extravagance of the original hood through a more contemporary and sporty attitude, and the transgressive use of materials: taffeta, velvet, herringbone motifs, knit. Blue, the color symbol of power, beauty and spirituality, is employed for genderless outfits and to express differences. Blue in loose pants, blouses and washed shirts, which give a new identity to the House’s color story.