Judy Chicago will design the set for Dior’s upcoming couture show
Maria Grazia Chiuri has long used her platform as Dior’s creative director to spread messages about feminism throughout her designs, and now she has turned to artist Judy Chicago, also known for her feminist artwork, to design the set for her upcoming Dior AW20 Haute Couture show.
Taking place at the Rodin Museum in Paris at the end of the month, the set will encompass a specially designed piece from the American artist. Creating an immersive space, which will feature oversized goddess figures, the artwork will extend into a specially woven catwalk, decorated with flowers.
Chicago, now 80, is most renowned for her seminal artwork entitled “The Dinner Party”. Created throughout the late 70s, the piece sought to explore the role of women throughout history by creating a dinner table with 39 elaborate place settings all dedicated to influential women, fictional or otherwise, throughout history, including the likes of Virginia Woolf.
“Female Devine” will be open to the public from January 21 to 26, after the Dior show which will take place January 20.