The inspiration behind Dior’s fall-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection
A year before Christian Dior established his own fashion house at 30 avenue Montaigne, a group of stylists came together to present their collections in a traveling exhibition and show called the Fashion Theater. This is what has led many stylists, to create more than 230 delicate outfits on dolls from 70 to 80 cm in height.
This initiative allowed both to raise funds to help the victims of the war and to revitalize a French fashion stalled. It was a resounding success. The Théâtre de la Mode attracted nearly 100,000 visitors during its inauguration at the Museum of Decorative Arts before embarking on a tour of the European and American continents. Since then, this exhibition has become an emblem of hope and resilience, the symbol of creativity that triumphs over adversity.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s sources of inspiration when she found herself faced with the challenge of having to present a haute couture collection in the middle of a pandemic, she turned to Fashion Theater, seeing it as a model of inspiration. A few hours before the public presentation of the fall-winter 2020 collection, presents a new role of cinema in the future of fashion.