It’s no secret Fashion Week is the most riveting time of the industry, and going overseas is no different.
Paris Fashion Week is here and it kicked with off with one of our favorite Fashion Houses in the City of Love – Dior! The Couture matriarch took us back half a century to a protest in 1968.
“Take a look back to a time a half-century ago when revolutionary thoughts and actions were placing the power and energy of youth center stage and influencing generations to come. For Autumn-Winter 2018-2019, Maria Grazia Chiuri tapped into this anniversary, reinventing and reimagining the legacy of those heady times,” Dior wrote, sharing the inspiration behind its show on Instagram.
Being the first Female Artistic Director of the French Fashion House comes with big heels to fill, luckily for Maria Grazia Chiuri, she gets to wear high heels and show us all what we’ve been missing. Since her appointment, she’s used to new platform to create, innovate, and inspire women in such a big way. Today’s show was no different while showcasing the resistance culture amongst students of the 1960s to advocate for women’s equality.
Covered in tear sheets and collages of protest signs from Fashion Magazines in the era of Women’s Rights, which was held at Musée Rodin, the runway dawned with some of the most powerful Supermodels and fashions of the decade, both then and now. The runway opened with Ruth Bell in a graphic sweater that read, “C’est non non non et NON!” (translated to “It’s no no no and NO!”) – words that are more than a phrase and read just as powerful and full of truth and hope as ever before.