Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri opened her Spring/Summer 2018 collection for Dior with another slogan T-shirt with feminist undertones – Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? – a statement borrowed from an essay by American art historian, Linda Nochlin).
In fact, it was a female artist, French-American sculptress Niki de Saint Phalle, who once again became a muse for the maison; De Saint Phalle modelled for Dior designer Marc Bohan in the 1960s. Chiuri instead turned to de Saint Phalle’s penchant for bold colour, with embroidery inspired by the artist adorning Chiuri’s creations.
Embellished, sparkly numbers, tulle, hints of fishnet and block-coloured leather bar jackets stole the show. And the must-have piece that everyone is going to want come next season: the sparkly, mosaic-adorned J’adior flap bags.