The circus is coming to town! The Dior circus, that is. On 18 March, the legacy French brand will transplant their spring/summer 2019 Haute Couture runway show to DXB - which they debuted at the last Couture Week in Paris. If the theatrical circus-inspired presentation (known on social as the #DiorDreamParade) is anything like its Parisian counterpart, we'll be expecting their all-female acrobat troup, over-the-top stage production and of course, a couture collection that is no joke.
Oh, and they'll be presenting some looks excusive to the GCC.
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Dior In Dubai: Roll up, roll up, the wondrous #DiorDreamParade is coming to town. With exclusive looks for the Middle East created by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the French fashion house is set to bring the ‘fantastical creative chaos’ haute couture spring-summer 2019 collection to Dubai on March 18th. Stayed tuned to HarpersBazaarArabia.com for more details... . @dior #HarpersBazaarArabia #MariaGraziaChiuri #Dubai
Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior's first female creative director who was appointed in 2016, we can only imagine the regional-exclusive pieces will be as dramatic as the show itself. "The circus is a magical place," she wrote in her show notes at Paris Couture Week. "The imagination of many artists has been stimulated by the fascination for a world that is both wondrous and raw, poetic and and indispensable."
The inspiration behind the show and the collection was the childlike curiosity that going to the circus evokes, as well as the work of Cindy Sherman (an artist whose work features a lot of, well, clowns). Circus motifs are woven throughout the collection with a plethora of ruffle clown collars, tulle skirts, and clown-like makeup.
Stay tuned for more details on the Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 2019 runway show in Dubai, taking place this week on 18 March. If ever there was a reason to run away and join the circus...
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