SPRING-SUMMER 2019 HAUTE COUTURE SHOW

“Is it a man or a woman? It’s neither one nor the other – it’s a clown.” *

The circus is a magical place. The imagination of many artists has been stimulated by the fascination for a world that is both wondrous and raw, poetic and indispensable.

Christian Dior enjoyed going to the Cirque d'Hiver, which is where, in 1955, Richard Avedon, who intuitively captured the essence of Monsieur Dior’s style in an extraordinary way, took his famous photo, Dovima and the Elephants, an image that perfectly evokes the wonder and majesty of haute couture. In 1950, British television also covered the House’s show at The Savoy in London with a report titled Dior 'Circus' Comes To Town.

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SET DESIGN

  • Facing the rear facade of the Musée Rodin, contrasting with the golden dome of the Invalides, yesterday afternoon a surprising tent was lit up to the top from which flags bearing the House’s effigy fluttered.

    CELEBRITIES

    • Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kate Graham, Charlotte Le Bon, and Amelia Windsor, all susceptible to the magic of the circus, shared their thoughts and sense of wonder with us when they attended Maria Grazia Chiuri’s show.

    ACCESSORIES

    • The key accessories from the Spring-Summer 2019 collection in pictures.

      Photo credit - Morgan O'Donovan

    BACKSTAGE

    • Go behind the scenes of the Spring-Summer 2019 show.

    INTERVIEW WITH MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI

    • Womenswear creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, talks to us exclusively about her new collection.

    SAVOIR FAIRE

    • The savoir-faire of Dior expressed through pieces from the Spring-Summer 2019 collection.

    INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN JONES

    • Produced in reference to the character of Colombine, the precious close-fitting bonnets created by the Dior master milliner Stephen Jones reflect a dreamlike idea of ??the circus. Sparkling like jewels in several shades, they are adorned with delicate net embroidered with rhinestone tears.

    MAKEUP

    • The spring-summer 2019 haute couture show saw Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of the House’s makeup, develop a luminous beauty look with magnetic eyes.

    INTERVIEW WITH PETER PHILIPS

    • Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, reveals his inspirations and tells us about the beauty look he developed for this haute couture show.