Recently, the world of magi and mythology has remained the main source of inspiration for Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. In her interviews, the designer has repeatedly admitted that she believes in mystical signs of fate and believes that they will bring good luck to everyone who can unravel their secret meaning. Her ss 2021 couture collection was dedicated to Tarot cards, while in the fw 2021 season, she turned to the theme of fairy tales. But kind and light fairytales from children's books didn’t inspire the designer, she preferred gloomy and creepy ones, but at the same time they were more realistic.
The collection was shown online and broadcasted directly from the Mirror Gallery of the Palace of Versailles, transformed into a mystical forest - with plants with long thorns, twilight lighting, many mirrors and candles. Demonstrating the looks for the fall-winter 2021 season - both basic and festive - models didn’t seem to walk the catwalk, but bravely made their way through the thicket, fighting all the dangers alone, demonstrating courage and strength. We’ve had the feeling, that Belle Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Aurora could become real icons of feminism now.
Maria Grazia Chiuri noted that this collection in her presentation is somewhere between modern trends and classics. The reunification of these practically opposite concepts was the result of the post-quarantine consciousness of people who, on the one hand, strive for asceticism and modesty, and on the other, for luxury and pretentiousness. The fall-winter 2021 collection includes two-piece woolen suits with skirts, white shirts, dresses with bell-hems in the style of "Alice in Wonderland", fitted coats, off-shoulder blouses, straight jeans, cropped sheepskin coats, capes with hoods, fur coats, plaid jumpsuits, corduroy jackets and evening wear.