Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019
For her Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 show, Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to use the historic premises of the House of Dior one last time, before the renovation work took place. This collection placed the ideas of architecture, art and design at the heart of the preoccupations, which was particularly reflected in the first and last looks of the show.
“I knew exactly what I wanted – it was the house which I had described to Marcel Boussac – but I had no idea where to find it. Many years before my decisive interview with him, I had in fact stopped short in front of two small houses side by side in the avenue Montaigne – numbers 28 and 30. To my friend Pierre Colle, the art dealer, who was with me, I pointed out their neat, compact proportions, and air of sober elegance without the least hint of ostentation.”
© Penny Slinger ; © Laziz Hamani ; © Morgan O'Donovan