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Dior unveils runway show in Mumbai Mere weeks after her Paris Fashion Week outing, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri took us…
Dior unveils runway show in Mumbai
Mere weeks after her Paris Fashion Week outing, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri took us on another journey—this time to Mumbai. With a staggering 99-look collection, it’s safe to say no time, energy, or expense was spared as the artistic director presented a love letter to the country’s incredible artisans and traditions. The synergy between Dior and Indian embroidery houses goes way back, and the maison’s top designers over the last several decades have often shown against the vivid and colorful backdrop of the country. Since she took the helm, Chiuri has collaborated with the non-profit Chanakya School of Craft countless times, but in this instance, it was an all-out celebration of that relationship with a well-attended show in the city itself. At the Gateway of India ceremonial arch-monument, models took to the marigold-lined catwalk to showcase the awe-inspiring work of the 700 women currently enrolled at Chanakya School of Craft. As always, Chiuri paid homage to her predecessors at the luxury label (in this case, Marc Bohan, who had shown collections in India in the early 1960s, who was referenced in the color blocking). Tipping her hat to her adopted home for the evening, Chiuri also showed sophisticated evening coats and straight skirts inspired by the sari and traditional Indian cuts, peacock and floral prints that evoked Bollywood visuals, a take on the celebrated Indian rani pink, and a new Dior Toile de Jouy fabric reimagined through a tropical Indian landscape.