Kicking off spring 2017 Paris Couture Week, Maria Grazia Chiuri taps into a whimsical, witchy fairy tale set in a lush secret garden for her first Christian Dior couture collection.
Held within the gardens at Musée Rodin, a fake garden maze was constructed within a tent to look like an overgrown secret garden. Think layers of moss covering every inch of the venue, including the seats atop low, lush hedges. Overhanging trees were placed throughout, creating canopies that were decorated with jewels, ribbons and playing cards. The outcome? Enchanting, of course.
And then came the clothes, which were as whimsical as the set. The show opened with a series of Salem-inspired looks that prominently featured variations of Dior’s framed bar jackets; some were paired with heavy, ankle-length skirting while others accented full-length dresses.
Then came the gowns that were serious red carpet contenders – ingenue ball gowns with wispy lingerie straps, embroidered tulle, all-over velvet and deep necklines that were usually paired with poetically playful garden-referenced headdresses by Stephen Jones.
Photos courtesy of Vogue.com.