Dior sees fashion as a means of survival, kicking off Paris Fashion Week yesterday with a series of fashion house classics, reworked and rewound with curvaceous engineering.
odels took to a runway set in the French capital’s Tuileries Gardens, showcasing a collection of sleek, feminine looks paired with workwear references, skirt combinations. sheer with motorcycle jacket and gloves, add utility pockets to long skirts and toss airbags and stylized bulletproof off-the-shoulder vest.
The LVMH-owned label was the first major label to perform at Paris Fashion Week.
The event runs until March 8 and includes 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 the embellishment of our bodies, not 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 affiliated with the Dainese label, famous for motorcycle suits since the 1970s.
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 , fitted with futuristic goggles and
sparkly headbands, tightly woven braids on top, tightly wrapped around the head.
The performance drew crowds of screaming fans, who flocked through the public gardens to greet K-pop star Jisoo’s arrival.
Blackpink as she left the venue. Singer 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 the telegram. The voice of the pregnant star.
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