Delicate careDior Haute Couture

Couture, in the process, becomes a
psychological place of female resistance. 

 

  Is it possible to celebrate Haute Couture while also offering a critical reading of it? 
Is it possible to stay faithful to the strict rules decreed by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture while breaking them down to create a new order?

These are the questions that Maria Grazia Chiuri raises in her Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Dior Haute Couture Collection and following the exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which, by placing the spotlight on the haute couture creations, paid tribute to the sacred and timeless place that is the atelier.
The powdery palette (brick, green, pink and orange), interacting with nude, colors the clothes but also the accessories – refined costume jewelry, veil and hats – in a complementary continuity of the body on which couture places the emphasis. Evening dresses, rendered dazzling by their mix of pleating and layering, contrast with simple bustiers which offer a surprising dissonance.