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Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

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Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

HIGH UP ON THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS IN LA, large tents were set-up, and a bonfire burnt as two hot air balloons branded Sauvage settled in the sunset. An unlikely location for a Christian Dior show, but a reasoned one. Mr. Christian Dior, after all, visited Los Angeles in 1947, while today, the house has formed relationships with many Hollywood stars, who appear frequently on the red carpet costumed in Chiuri’s signature taffeta gowns.

Inspired by none other than Georgia O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, Chiuri entwined wilderness and femininity in a collection hard to resist, starting to get across a clear message of what Dior is under a woman. It’s a delicately crafted ode to feminism, one that takes les petits mains hours upon hours to make. Models walked out in a flurry of terracotta, burnt umber, sunset orange, and monochrome ensembles.

There were suede fringed bar jackets worn with long tulle skirts embroidered with feminist tarot card sketches inspired by Vicki Noble. There were coloured feather dresses paired with leather moto jackets. There were embellished sheer bustier dresses with stars and hearts, as well as more detailed patchwork gowns that would appeal to the jet-set crew. All was worn, of course, with O’Keeffe’s signature headwear: a bandanna under a wide-brim hat. It was a wardrobe of a desert roamer and perennial dreamer with a penchant for the exquisite. Chiuri, you’re winning us over. — Victoria.

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

“You think L.A. and you think Hollywood, Oscars, the red carpet, but honestly I feel people love this place because you feel in contact with the natural elements.” — Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Guests sat in the very spot where Gone With the Wind was filmed.

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

She's a DESERT roamer and PERENNIAL dreamer with a penchant for the EXQUISITE.

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Runway: Christian Dior Cruise 2018

Credits

All runway photography via Vogue Runway.
For all other shots, click for credits.

Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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