It has been viewed through decades that the Surrealist art movement has become an inspiration for the fashion industry. This year it was the turn of the maison of Christian Dior, which opted for a more artsy representation for their last Haute Couture collection: models were walking on the runway with refined materials, precious textures and surrealist headpieces.
One of the most prominent art influences in the Dior Spring 2018 Couture show, apart from birdcages and checked floors, can definitely be the work of Argentinian artist Leonor Fini. The intriguing eye-mask in the collection is an evident homage to her work. Her work has also been used for other projects in the entertaining industry such as Madonna’s “Bedtime Story” music video.
In the collection, there is also a beautifully re-interpreted version of the transparent dress of Dior. This iconic evening dress was created by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Italian head-designer of the French maison, and became a hit among celebrities and hugely popular in editorials since 2016. While previous Haute Couture runway shows by Chiuri were quite effortless and minimal, this one proved she can pull off a more theatrical and bold theme. While the feather capes are exquisite but difficult to wear, various fragile see-through dresses will surely be seen on red carpets and rich events.