I open up the Christian Dior show and upon seeing the first look I immediately think to myself “I am doing a blog post on this one.”
How could I not when the opening statement tee reads “Why have there been no great women artists?” I mean call it a coincidence but I was thinking those exact words just this morning after watching a YouTube video that really stuck out to me.
When thinking of female artists, Cardi B would not usually come to mind. However, I was shocked when this video said that she was the first female rapper to get the #1 song without a feature since Lauryn Hill in 1998.
So why have there been no great female artists? It’s 2017 and having a woman like Maria Grazia Chiuri as a creative director of one of the biggest fashion houses is somehow groundbreaking?
The significance of the first look is shown to the attendees the minute they arrive at their seats as they are greeted with the 1971 essay by Linda Nochlin titled “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
I believe that Chiuri is asking the audience, why 40+ years later are feminists asking the same question. Drawing attention to this issue will hopefully strengthen the urge of breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into her place.
Ok now onto my favorite looks:
The Queen of Hearts!! The details on this look are amazing from the netting on the beret to the fringe of the skirt. Nothing screams Paris fashion week like a striped knit with a beret on top.
I feel like this is yet another Paris Hilton look on the runway and I can’t wait to see who wears it on the red carpet. This is definitely an unforgettable look from the collection which matched the venue perfectly and led to the final phase of the show.
I am “Positive” that yellow is the next big color for Spring 2018. It’s the perfect replacement for millennial pink as we move into the future of fashion. I feel like this dress is echoing the positive messages that Chiuri uses her platform to speak on.
Get the look before Spring ’18!!