For Dior‘s spring/summer 2022 show, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri transported us back in time. The collection brought us back to the ’60s – more specifically, back to the ‘60s when Dior was under the helm of creative director Marc Bohan.
Bohan was Yves Saint Laurent’s successor at the house, and having already designed for Dior – he also worked briefly with Mr Christian Dior – came familiarised with the house codes. But Bohan also brought with him a refined simplicity and succinctness that was modern and youthful for that time.
Dior took a psychedelic trip to the ’60s for its Spring/Summer 2022 show.
Echoing that polish and cool wearability typical of Bohan, Grazia Chiuri served up sleek tailoring, cut playfully short in mini lengths. There were also colour-block shift and mod dresses inspired by the ’60s that matches the backdrop in the show venue perfectly.
The tweed suits in zesty oranges, greens and yellows, paired with black boots, conjured up Bohan’s acclaimed 1966 collection that was inspired by the film Doctor Zhivago. Other highlights include: Silk boxing shorts and robes, and a few sassy takes on the tennis outfit.
Dior House Ambassador Jisoo from Blackpink was in attendance and showed up in an elegant dress from the maison’s Resort 2022 collection.
There were also graphic prints on vibrant canvas coats and futuristic bandeau top and mini skirt ensembles – modern iterations befitting of the time now. For evening, the models looked especially elegant in taffeta gowns complete with oversized bows on the bust.
The set design at Dior’s Spring/Summer 2022 show crafted by Italian artist, Anna Paparatti.
The game-inspired pop art set was conceived by 85-year-old Anna Paparatti, an Italian artist who designed a similar art when she was in her 20s. For Dior’s spring/summer 2022 presentation, the set was built over the fountain of Place de la Concorde with 97 modules totalling 1,000 cubic metres in volume.
Below, we spotlight 20 looks from the collection.