People stand outside the venue after the Dior Fall-Winter 2022/2023 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, March 1, 2022. REUTERS / Piroschka van de Wow
March 1, 2022
By Laetitia Volga and Mimosa Spencer
PARIS (Reuters) – Dior sees fashion as a means of survival, kicking off Paris Fashion Week on a vibrant Tuesday with a flurry of fashion house classics, remade – and rewinded – with technical expertise. bending technique.
The models took to a runway set in the French capital’s Tuileries Gardens, showcasing a collection of sleek, feminine looks paired with workwear references, combine a sheer skirt with a jacket and motorcycle gloves, add utility pockets to long skirts, roll out airbags and stylize a bulletproof off-the-shoulder vest.
The LVMH-owned label was the first major brand to show at Paris Fashion Week, which runs through March 8 and hosts a month of fashion events in New York, London and Milan.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, womenswear designer for the LVMH-owned brand, said in an interview: “I think exploring this kind of territory will help us understand the true value of fashion.
“Sometimes we think of fashion only with the idea of adorning our bodies, rather than what our bodies live on,” she adds.
The designer worked with D-Air Lab, an Italian company that manufactures safety equipment with airbags designed for workers repairing wind turbines and protective clothing for exploring Artic – designed associated with the Dainese brand, known for its seventies-century motorcycle suits.
The prologue, a luminescent lace-up catsuit, appears before the lights go on, setting the stage for the sequels, mixing high-tech nylon with cashmere, sheer mesh, cinched bar jackets fitted with heating, a corset and cycling shorts, and outfitted with futuristic goggles and a glittering headband, topped with tightly woven braids that hug around the head.
The performance drew crowds of screaming fans, who flocked through the public gardens to greet Blackpink K-pop star Jisoo as she left the venue.
Rihanna also attended the event, sliding into her place next to LVMH boss Bernard Arnault as the audience was seated and ready for the show, prompting guests to stand up to view images of the star. pregnant on their phone.
(Reporting by Mimosa Spencer and Laetitia Volga; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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