Dior Aw18: Protest, prettiness and power

Two of fashion’s biggest hitters showed in Paris on Tuesday – Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent (or Dior and Saint Laurent as we should call them, forenames are so passé). Their respective visions were about as different from each other as it’s possible to get.

Dior couture SS18: Who needs Technicolor?

Christian Dior’s couture collection was unveiled on Monday, which may not seem like big news for the wider industry. But in a world where Maria Grazia Chiuri’s slogans, accessories, logo ribbon slingbacks, tulle skirts and female-driven re-imagining of the house have proved hugely influential, it was.

Dior SS18

SS18: Has M.G.C. made it time to adore Dior?

The fashion world still hasn’t quite made up its mind about Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior and it’s easy to see why. We applaud the spectacular, the grand statement, even the faintly ridiculous. A game-changing makeover like the one Alessandro Michele drove at Gucci is easy to buy into. But a less showy makeover…

Dior couture: Can Maria Grazia Chiuri really cut it?

Before I start, just to let you know that my answer to the question in the headline is yes, she can cut it. But that doesn’t mean everyone will agree and opinion does still seem to be divided on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at Dior. I still can’t quite make my mind up about her…

Dior Resort/pre-summer 2018

Yee-haw Di-or: Chiuri pulls it off for Resort 2017

I’m still not quite sure what to make of the ‘new’ Dior under Maria Grazia Chiuri. There’s still so much of the whimsy she created at Valentino with her previous design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli on show. But it’s moving in the right direction and the latest collection, Resort 2018, certainly helped with a clearer MGC…