The Piazza Duomo at Lecce became the perfect scenario for Dior Cruise 2021 virtual show and let me tell you that although this was the first time Dior made this show digitally, it was wonderful nonetheless! This time Maria Grazia Chiuri decided to get her inspiration from the “savoir-faire” so typical from Puglia, the region where his father was born, and I think we all can agree that it’s clear how much it has influenced her.
One of the things I liked the most is Dior’s commitment and support to all the local artists, which I think it’s invaluable specially during these times as they have been affected by what’s happening worldwide and in this way, all those artists and artisans can show the world their works, as their designs were the soul of this show and we were able to witness a genuine and unique proposal.
The models walked the catwalk along dancers and were accompanied also by a live orchestra and colored lights, which created a very unique ambience so characteristic of Dior. I’m sure the 20 million spectators were as marveled by such a show just as I was!
There were 90 looks in the whole collection and the main characteristic was the blurred line between haute couture and local and artisanal pieces: dresses with aprons, raw fabric fringed skirts, draped pieces, unstructured dresses, and hand knitted sweaters; hair accessories as headbands, and leather sandals and some boots. The color palette was basically earth colors, whites, blacks, nudes and raw colors. My favorite accessories were the leather corsets!
I loved the feminine silhouettes from this collection, they were soft and focused in framing the female figure through corsets, wide belts and transparencies. Without a doubt it’s clear the care, dedication, love and effort behind this collection and as usually, Dior didn’t disappoint with great pieces and an absolute astounding show I enjoyed so much! Were any of you able to see it too? What do you think about it?
Did you see Dior Cruise 2021 show today? If you did, don’t you think it was gorgeous? And if you didn’t, I really recommend you to do exactly that, because it’s so worth it! Of course, due to the pandemic we’re going through, it was held behind doors, but that didn’t make it any less spectacular.
The venue for this event was the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, an Italian city from the Puglia region. Lecce is known as “The Florence of the South” because of its amazing baroque architectural monuments, and Dior’s show was held in the plaza of the city’s cathedral, so you can say it was held in one of the most prominent places in the City. If you see the show, you can realize the enormous amount of dedication that was required to present such an event.
For me, this event was foremost a celebration: first of all, a celebration of women as is Dior’s way, of community and of traditions, and proof of that was the mesmerizing pizzica dance, that is an ancient tradition in the Puglia region and has always been considered a way to celebrate family and social festivities (yes, I made my research!) and regarding women dancing the pizzica, Dior wanted to show a woman “who is at ease in the world and knows how to put everyone around her at ease too”
And we saw all the models in the catwalk intertwining with the dancers, with very colorful pieces, long and bohemian dresses, shirts, romantic blouses, light shorts and outstanding blazers. Of course, we could also see pieces in black and white as they couldn’t be missing from the collection, from lace dresses to a classical suit. Flawless accessories including Dior’s Bobby Bag, and what can I even say about the shoes and boots?
All in all, I absolutely loved the show, it was exciting and vibrant and magical and besides showcasing gorgeous pieces, Dior was able to convey a sense of community and celebration with this show, and let me tell you that is not an easy accomplishment, especially when your audience is watching you via stream! So I think it’s important to recognize Dior’s care in every little detail and its willingness to keep moving forward in this new way of living amidst a pandemic, paying extra attention in celebrating the simple fact that we are here.
If you want to live the experience here’s the full show!