Dior Wants Us All to Wear Ballet Shoes and Bodysuits This Spring
Those attending the Dior Spring 2019 show in Paris on Monday received quite the treat: a ballet performance and a fashion extravaganza, all rolled into one. With confetti scattered on the floor, dancers twirled around models in tight bodysuits, net designs, tutu-like sheer skirts, and shoes with ribbons that laced around the ankles. It didn't take long to realize that, much like the show notes stated, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri had been inspired by the art form and Christian Dior's love of dance, and each piece seemed light, airy, and made for movement.
Many of the looks seemed to be something a dancer would wear heading out of rehearsal, including lots of layers, easy-to-pull-on baggy dresses and jeans, duffle bags, and ribbon headbands; and the colours were muted and included beige, olive green, and black, sometimes in "kaleidoscopic" patterns. We also can't ignore the return of that classic Dior saddle bag, aka something that would be perfect for women on the go. Go ahead, and cross your fingers that Blake Lively — who sat front row — will be spotted in some of the designs ahead, which will no doubt make a statement both on the red carpet or a stroll through the city post-gym.