The Land of the Rising SunDior in Japan

In the dark we will see clearly, my brothers.
In the labyrinth we will nd the right way – Henri Michaux


  Specially for the Tokyo live show, Maria Grazia Chiuri has designed a number of additional and entirely new creations, in which the tangible spirit of Christian Dior is revisited in a contemporary way. Maria Grazia Chiuri has in effect drawn her inspiration from a design in which Monsieur Dior, in 1953, expressed his fondness for the Land of the Rising Sun and its traditions: the Jardin Japonais dress, with its cherry blossom motif, a reference to the festival of Hanami which celebrates the arrival of spring. Fluid dresses that hint at the curves beneath, jackets, a coat, and a long hooded cape are decorated with delicate embroidered flowers, paired with bird motifs, expressing the meeting of the haute couture savoir-faire of the ateliers at 30 Avenue Montaigne with the culture of Japan.