Punctuating the show’s looks, a new beret with a visor by Stephen Jones - in leather lined with duchess satin - appeared in multiple ways, elegantly recalling the cool, beatnik attitude of the 1970s. Like an ode to emancipation, this cap was revisited by a couture twist that plays on masculine codes.
Mix & Match
Paired with long dresses, D-Venture boots dared to mix genres while the new Teddy-D boots, offset with fishnet socks, were worn with trousers. Through this casual and elegant mix and match, Maria Grazia Chiuri deconstructed stereotypes. D-Furious boots – featuring crepe or shearling-covered soles -, Dway velvet mules embroidered with the “Christian Dior” signature, and Chelsea boots were among the footwear highlights, not forgetting the collection's exclusive white sneakers christened D.I.D. and slip-ons sporting the Dior Oblique motif in velvet.
This season, velvet lends the House’s emblematic bags fresh allure, as on the Saddle embellished with Dior Oblique or camouflage motifs and a version of the Lady D-Lite with three-dimensional Cannage. Available in different formats, the 30 Montaigne comes in a shearling version for a wintry, cocooning style, while the Dior Book Tote is revisited in fishnet. A true must-have, the Bobby features fringe embellishments and an array of new colorways.
The scarves were freely inspired by Maria Grazia Chiuri’s family photos, in which she appears alongside her mother. Both wore such scarves in their hair, tied in this way. They are available in tie-dye printed cotton, as well as in silk with the Dior Oblique logo or punctuated with polka dots, echoing an archival summer creation designed by Marc Bohan in 1974. Combining virtuoso innovation and invaluable savoir-faire, they blend double-face printing with the emblematic “Christian Dior” signature in jacquard.