Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri gave the people exactly what they wanted from a Christian Dior fashion show—grandiosity and unapologetic femininity.

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The Christian Dior Cruise 2021 show was held at the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, a small town in Puglia, Italy—where Chiuri’s father is from. Through her collection and fantastical display of it, she gave people hope for better times, and an opportunity to dream all while spotlighting the intricate and marvellous works of craftspeople from Southern Italy. And what makes this collection more spectacular is that fact it was all actualised during quarantine. 

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“During  this  period,  I  sought  to  give  collective  efforts  a  new  dimension.  Despite  the  disadvantages of  distance,  bringing  a  different  perspective  to  our  daily  lives  has  given  us  strength  and  imagination,” said Chiuri.

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The noughties aesthetic underlined the collection, comprising pinafore dresses, blanket-fringe skirts and hand-knit sweaters. Fabrics from the  Le  Costantine Foundation were also used to create a series of jackets such as the emblematic Bar.