PARIS FASHION WEEK

Go Backstage at Dior’s Dance-Inspired Paris Fashion Week Show


CLEO GLOVER

In her two year tenure at Christian Dior, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has put feminism at the forefront of her strategy. Last fall, she incorporated a feminist slogan tee at Paris Fashion Week for her Spring 2018 collection, which questioned history’s dearth of celebrated women artists, inspired by the works of the late Niki de Saint Phalle. For the Spring 2019 collection that Chiuri premiered at Paris Fashion Week, she continued her agenda; this time incorporating a dance-inspired collection of ballerina shoes and flowing tulle gowns into her runway show, inspired by the work of late dance pioneers such as Pina Bausch and Isadora Duncan. Quotes by the dancers were scrawled around the arena where models walked amidst a performance choreographed by Sharon Eyal. Here, go backstage at the Paris Fashion Week show.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.

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Backstage at the Dior SS19 show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Photo by Cleo Glover for W Magazine.