During Paris Fashion Week, the internationally acclaimed French Fashion House, Dior presented a mirrored installation featuring the Dior spring 2018 collection. Taking resemblance to a metallic cave and crafted with a mosaic of mirrors, this iconic installation by designer Maria Grazia Churi was created in the middle of the gardens of the Musée Rodin. With this collection, Churi celebrates the magnificence and value of female creativity.

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This season, the epic collection opened with model Sasha Pivovarova, which was fitting considering that the model not only used to be an art student but has also contributed illustrations to book projects with both fashion icons Miuccia Prada and Karl Lagerfeld. Pivovarova wore a Breton-stripe top that read “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”—a quote from Linda Nochlin’s seminal 1971 essay. Chiuri began her latest creative journey with a series of photographs from the Dior archives of artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

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In regards to the mirrored set, the fashion house described it the following way, “leads us into the shameless excitation of the Sixties, illustrative of the changing forces of these female universes.” It took 20 days of installation, and a workforce of 80 individuals, to make this dream into a reality. The overall tent was 15 meters high and 90 meters long to house the ultimate creation. The construction of this particular set involved 80,000 pieces of mirror and 7.2 tons of coated concrete to give it its final look.


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Source: Architectural Digest