For each new collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri chooses areas where boundaries in the dimension of time and space are erased, propositions and clothes and accessories that form an articulated constellation formed by purpose. Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 For his collection, he explores the world of fairy tales.
Tales, a network of symbols, are often much more than escapist: they serve a challenge and reinterpret archetypes with stereotypes. They consist of a narrative about the future. Reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri as an invitation to self-affirmation, toy soldier uniforms thus transform into a series of blue cashmere coats decorated with touches of red and white. Glittering lamé and lurex jacquards give stylized silhouettes a metallic glow, while fabrics made of silver and gold threads float with almost magic. Black is so dominant from skirts to bar jackets that it extends from the iconic Dior code Cannage motif to hoodies, making a big impression on Angela Carter's “Red Riding Hood.”*
** A story included in the collection The Bloody Chamber, published by Gollancz in 1979.
Evening dresses consisting of tulles in layers, as if they were designed for princesses, fly almost like foam with their magnificent colors. White collars, English embroidered plastrons and white socks evoke the world of childhood.
In the Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 set created at the palace of Versailles, we can say that the inspired fairy tales are actually fairy tales with a dark side in all their beauty. Hence the title of the film, directed by Fabien Baron, was therefore "Disturbing Beauty". The mirror, which is often featured in fairy tales, was chosen as the venue because it starred in the Hall of Mirrors. But the mirrors in the space were sealed with 14 plates of wax and Acacia spines, because the mirrors that confirmed US and our identity were intended to be questioned. Below are some very impressive behind-the-scenes shots of this inspiring collection...
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