In an uncharted year of firsts, Dior brought its mystical muscle to virtually kick off Autumn-Winter 2020-2021 Haute Couture week yesterday, all a swaddle in a surreal film, “Le Mythe Dior”, by Italian director Matteo Garrone. The film pays a certain homage to Théâtre de la mode, a unique event commenced in 1945 to promote French Haute Couture worldwide.
The collection—envisioned by Dior Creative Director of Women’s Collections, Maria Grazia Chiuri—features in a forest fantasy, replete with mermaids, nymphs, a trunk full of goodies, and the otherwise youthfully curious, and the experience leaves one not only aching for the world to escalate a safe return to the joy and freedom of tomfoolery essential to any July, but also the wish that you were there, swimming through the crystalline waters, peeling back the leafy layers that separate us, far far away from the notion of virtual anything.
In the creation of the 37 silouhettes, Maria Grazia Chiuri sought to champion the output and journeys taken by a handful of influential Surrealist movement individuals: Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Dorothea Tanning, Jacqueline Lamba, and Flaunt favorite, Leonora Carrington. View some snippets from the collection below and enjoy this potently subliminal film.