Dior’s Spring Summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, was presented inside a specially-built monumental structure at the verdant gardens of the Musée Rodin in Paris.
The lineup opened up with a striped sweater reading ‘Why have there not been great women artists?’ This is the question posed by Linda Nochlin’s essay in 1971, which also called out to Maria Grazia Chiuri.
This collection offered various ways of a feminine style. There were little dresses and jumpsuits, sometimes teamed with full skirts opening at the front. There were also large polka dots, black and white checks, trousers worn with ordinary or safari jackets, and teamed, according to mood, with men ‘s shirts featuring fine stripes or polka dots, or of a romantic white: all borrowings from the vocabulary of Marc Bohan.
The atmosphere and references lead us into the heady turbulence of the 1960s, illustrative of the changing forces of these female universes. They change not only fashion, but the contemporary world, too.
Check out the full lineup below.