Dior‘s SS22 collection is an exploration of the fashion house’s legacy under the tenure of Marc Bohan by current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who takes us on a fantastical trip to the 60s with this latest installment. Complete with disco balls and an explosion of color, Chiuri embraces all things Twiggy while offering a nod – a mood-boosting way out, perhaps – to a collective global slump owing to a certain pandemic.
Go-go boots, sleek shift dresses, and an almost rudimentary color scheme lined the topsy-turvy set curated by artist Anna Paparatti. Dior’s entire show happened in reverse, shocking onlookers by presenting all looks at the start of the show and peeling off one by one. Like clockwork, models steadily shifted as if the room was spinning. A cluster of disco balls turned the venue into a discotheque… minus the dancing.Color was evidently the center of attention, despite no particular hue's supremacy. Pops of lime green, bold orange, bright pink, lemon yellow, cherry red, and royal blue ensured that every shade of the rainbow was showcased. Monochrome, contrasted, or color-blocked. Shiny co-ords in full boxer style, à la Rocky, popped alongside bold prints showcasing leopards (a '60s leopard print obsession revival that PETA would approve).Dior's awakening of a rich archival period was delightfully aspirational. Much like today, the '60s was a period of great change in fashion and beyond. Chiuri's eclectic take on the era's mod styles resulted in a sublime celebration of color re-entering our world.