Feminine CreativityDior SS18

“As in all fairy tales, before finding the treasure, on my way I met dragons, witches, magicians and the angel of temperance.” – Niki de Saint Phalle

During her research in the Dior archives, Maria Grazia Chiuri was captivated by a series of photographs of Niki de Saint Phalle. Embodying the beauty of her time, more adolescent than androgynous, small and fiery, she exhibits a style of dressing that’s both iconic and personal. At the time of the liberation of women, Niki de Saint Phalle threw herself into a close relationship with art, the world and herself. And it is this feminine creativity that speaks to Maria Grazia Chiuri. Dior Sping Summer Collection 2018 takes on the catwalk  Niki de Saint Phalle’s exuberantly colorful palette and makes it dialoguing with lace, silk, leather, plastic,  Marc Bohan vocabulary and the shameless excitation of the Sixties.