Dior Pre-Fall 2024

Dior Pre-Fall 2024

Brooklyn Dior show by Maria Grazia Chiuri fêted NYC link. Classic Dior pieces got a modern twist, while American icons and sportswear influences peeked through. Designed for busy women, the collection balanced versatility and comfort, offering daywear to evening options.
April 17, 2024

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s vision for Dior landed in Brooklyn on Monday night, not just with a stunning collection but with a star-studded front row. The Pre-Fall 2024 collection, already available for pre-order, was a celebration of the storied Parisian house’s deep connection to New York City. From the venue, the Brooklyn Museum (which previously hosted the “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibit), to the clothes themselves, Chiuri paid homage to the transatlantic fashion exchange.

While the collection itself was previewed in December, the runway show served as a vibrant display of Chiuri’s vision. The clothes echoed a soigné, gender-fluid style reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich. Think sharp tailoring juxtaposed with flowing evening gowns, a signature Chiuri blend. But within the museum walls, a distinct New York edge emerged. Exclusive looks incorporated sporty elements and nods to American icons like Amelia Earhart.

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The collection wasn’t just about new creations. Chiuri reimagined Dior classics like the 1948 “Abandon” dress, this time cut closer to the body for a contemporary feel. The show also paid tribute to John Galliano’s iconic black and white newspaper print, using headlines from prominent fashion publications to highlight the crucial link between Dior and the American fashion press.

Chiuri kept the modern woman in mind, designing for a life on the go. Sneakers and shopping bags walked the runway alongside luxurious coats and dresses. The collection championed versatility, with pieces designed to be mixed and matched for various occasions. From daywear to dazzling evening gowns, comfort and ease were central themes.

The collection’s heart lied in its celebration of the unique fashion dialogue between Paris and New York. Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower motifs adorned bags and dresses, while a playful “New York-Paris” legging embodied the cross-cultural exchange. Even the updated Saddlebag featured the show’s date, a potential collector’s item for fashion enthusiasts.

Chiuri’s personal connection to New York was evident throughout. The show’s music by Yoko Ono pulsed with the city’s energy, and the clothes themselves reflected the city’s multifaceted spirit – sexy, edgy, and raw. From the sportswear influences to the practical, travel-friendly pieces, Chiuri delivered a love letter to New York, a city that has undeniably shaped her design aesthetic.

Read more: Dior Men Pre-Fall 2024

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