It’s all about experiences this season. Maria Grazia’s Dior kicked off the next one at the start of #PFW at the Longchamp racetrack.
Ballerina enter stage left. The giant entrance walls said it all with quotes from Pina Bausch.
And so it was a language of quiet body con, softened, veiled, with Maria Grazia’s signature light touch. Wide dance head bands framing faces and long silk jersey dresses, exquisitely draped in Degas colours. Studio barre colours. Softness yet muscular – a celebration of movement. Classic shades of 1947, a belted jacket and silk net skirts. Black lace cap sleeves. Vests with ballet skirts. Controlled.
A flow. Logo thick straps on bags. Useful. Sheer black and nude.
An upsized saddle bag worn with all that fluttering prettiness. Cross body.
No era here, no 70s but a Classicism of the dance code.
Pale violet, sage. Impeccably liquid coats, so simple. All really so simple. And incredible dancers at the heart of it, all brilliant. Sharon Eyal’s LEV. Soaring.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans
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