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Dior’s ‘60s-Inspired Fall 2024 Show


For her Autumn-Winter 2024 collection at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri sought inspiration from the House’s archives. She paid homage to its very first ready-to-wear collection, which launched on September 11, 1967. Back then, the creative director Marc Bohan entrusted his assistant Phillipe Guiborgé to launch Dior’s first-ever ready-to-wear line, Miss Dior.


“While the free and abundant spirit of the 1960s was sweeping over Paris, a new page was written in the history of Dior,” the show notes said. “The house had just introduced its first ready-to-wear line, Miss Dior. It was a brand-new concept that perpetuated the couturier and founder’s ambition to dress all women.”


The pair looked to create a line of clothing that would change how women dressed back then. They did so by creating a collection that “was designed to be easy to wear, infused with freshness, youth and creativity”. In the same vein, and following those before her, Maria Grazia Chiuri showcased a collection that provides women with feelings and emotions of independence and power, no matter where they found themselves. The collection showcased various 60s-inspired styles such as flowing skirts, polo necks, checked prints, berets, and knee-high boots. Trench coats, blazers, and skirts in the same colour scheme of Dior’s 1967 ready-to-wear collection were embellished with ‘Miss Dior’ graffiti. Suiting and shirts came in perfectly tailored, with boxy fits, in a largely neutral colour palette enhanced with gold details.


Thigh-high all-white go-go boots featuring a shiny finish brought back memories of Bohan’s forward-thinking approach. Chiuri is known for creating sumptuous jewellery to accompany her collections, and this season is no different. The designer crafted perfect hand-held clutches to accompany women on a night out. Large everyday bags were also introduced as a new tote version of the Lady Dior bag. Handwritten words replaced Dior’s signature CD emblem featuring bags and other accessories as Chiuri looked for a playful reinvention of the house’s fashion history.

Keeping the ’60s theme in mind, Chiuri, as she has done since taking over Dior, enlisted another female artist to create the set by tasking Indian artist Shakuntala Kulkarni with fitting the catwalk at the Tuileries Garden in Paris.” The artist used installations from her “of bodies, armour and cages” series. Kulkarni’s installation “explores the female body and its relationship between the female body and urban public and private spaces”. The artwork explores “The rediscovery of the fighting power that a woman’s body can embody is a key point in the personal, political and cultural journey of feminist liberation, a prevalent news theme in many parts of the world,” the show notes explained. “This piece questions feminine subjectivity, not only from the point of view of the body and its social and political vulnerability, but above all from its power in relation to the urban space and social system in which we evolve”.