For her first Dior Haute Couture show, Italian fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen a fanciful, lush secret garden.
Dior Haute Couture fell into this position on Monday with its spring 2017 runway show as it held the first slot on the first day of Paris Couture Week. It marked Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture outing as creative director.
The sets were nothing short of spectacular and resembled those of magical fairy tales. The set within the Musée Rodin was constructed to look like an overgrown secret garden.
Enchanting to say the least, a layer of moss covered the whole set, including overhanging trees, canopies decorated with jewels, ribbons and playing cards. A stark contrast from the basic, all-white set used for Chiuri’s ready-to-wear debut for the house was also used in September.
The show opened with a series of simple, seemingly witchy-inspired looks that mainly featured variations of Dior’s famed bar jacket. Some models were paired with heavy, ankle-length skirting while others accented full-length dresses.
Meanwhile, the Alessandro Michele Effect was out in full force, with animal-shaped accessories such as slight serpent belts and oversized butterfly pendants. High-fashion brands like Gucci and Valentino were also main competitors to Chiuri’s set, but she still maintained to add a different and interesting touch to the runway.
Check out some of the whimsical runway looks: