We always knew the coronavirus pandemic would lead to changes for the fashion world and, ultimately, the runway.
But, when Dior unveiled its Fall 2020 haute couture collection on Monday, at first via short film directed by Matteo Garrone, the fashion house included another unexpected twist.
The designs had been miniaturized, presented on doll-sized mannequins and arranged in a trunk meant to look like Dior’s Avenue Montaigne headquarters.
According to a press release from the brand, Maria Grazia Chiuri had been inspired by surrealism this time around, and she focused on the work of artists like Lee Miller, Dora Maar, and Jacqueline Lamba.
“Surrealist images manage to make visible what is in itself invisible,” the creative director said in a statement. “I’m interested in mystery and magic, which are also a way of exorcising uncertainty about the future.”