Dior broke new grounds during yesterday’s SS ’19 Paris show..We are talking an avant-garde dance performance, a racetrack venue, strong women, a dance-inspired collection and last but not least there were dancing shoes!
Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unleashed her creativity by drawing magnificent inspiration from pioneering dancers including Isadora Dudance and Pina Bausch, where an impressive performance took centre stage. A racetrack as a venue, Chiuri traded the Musée Rodin in for the Hippodrome de Paris Longchamp – a horseracing track on the banks of the Seine.
For starters, a solo dancer twisted and moved through the space followed by a whole troupe of performers with painted bodysuits who not only perfected bodily movements but rather portrayed flexibility and strength simultaneously..
The collection included ballet shoes, glass-heeled slippers with straps that wound up the ankles, and wide, black headbands that neatly covered models’ hair. The iconic Dior Saddle bag was also back, having been officially re-launched this summer – this time in muted shades of pale pink, camel, and nude that matched the collection.
Never one to disappoint, the video below will show you how stunning the runway dance was. The epitome of theatrical performance infused with Dior’s breathe taking collection..