Dior brings Paris to the Wild,Wild West

The latest in the resort shows saw Dior showcasing its resort 2018 collection inside the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Los Angeles.

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Since taking the helm of one of the most famous french houses, Maria Grazia Chiuri has proven herself worthy of designing for the Dior woman.  Much like Monsieur Christian Dior did back in the fifties, Chiuri has revitalized the fashion world with her fresh take on the female wardrobe by promoting feminism in the modern world. Though instead of square shoulders and hip emphasizing skirts, Chiuri’s New Look consisted of sheer tulle skirts and her own spin on the J’adore Dior logo, which now says J’adiore and is emblazoned everywhere from the straps of dresses and bags to the waistband of the undergarments. With her being the first woman to ever design for the brand in its 70 year history, each collection since her first ( her debut collection was for spring 2017) has been much anticipated.

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This collection was a sort of Dior takes the wild, wild west theme. Guests were treated to an homage of the west coast heritage.  Many of the dresses and skirts were decorated with cave-esque paintings, which Chiuri explained were inspired by ancient cave paintings found in France some ten or so years ago.  Other looks seemed to come straight from a Native American museum with adobe style prints that were used on ponchos and on the straps of their covetable bags.

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And speaking of bags, the accessories, like always didn’t disappoint. For 20 years Stephen Jones has collaborated with the house of Dior to create amazing headwear. For the resort 2018 collection, each model’s head was adorned with a Jones designed hat which was showcased in black and in white.  Her now signature chokers as well as an array of Adobe printed bangles rounded off the looks in an eye-catching yet subtle way, which is sure to be imitated in the near future.

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