Chiuri's first haute couture collection for Dior took place at the idyllic fields of imagination.

CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2017 HAUTE COUTURE
par EVÀNGELINA FYSA
photographe VOGUE RUNWAY
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Maria Grazia Chiuri's first haute couture collection for Dior took place at the idyllic fields of imagination.

The set was spun out of dreams of wondrous enchantment. Ethereal creatures with starry tears traversed the gardens in which a wishing tree grew and mysteries bloom. Maria Grazia Chiuri's first haute couture collection for Christian Dior took place at the idyllic fields of imagination – specifically at Musée Rodin. And pure magic was all around.

Beneath the strands of silk ribbons and lightbulbs, the pink-cheeked girls wandered the pathways in beautiful gowns with deep necklines, lingerie straps and cascading layers of embroidered tulle. A fistful of garden-referenced headdresses adorned their romantic tendril tresses. 

The green labyrinth was an allegory of Chiuri's own life and career. Almost like a simulacra of all the challenges she currently faces at the Parisian house. Sure, the fairytale mood – fostered by the designer's years at Valentino in Rome – was omnipresent. But just like the hedges, Chiuri has grown in all the right ways. And anyone who wishes to stifle her bloom, does not belong in her garden. █