Maria Grazia Chiuri presents the DIOR Cruise 2024 show in Mexico City. Chiuri is inspired by Mexico, recalling it as a “place of the soul.” Surrealist artists Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, and photographer Tina Modotti are artists Chiuri cites as inspiration.
Frida Kahlo became a central figure as a Mexican artist who transcended her body through her clothes, becoming “representation, proclamation, protest, and affirmation.” This sentiment becomes the core of the Dior Cruise 2024 collection, inspired by photographs of Frida Kahlo bending gender boundaries with her iconic men’s three-piece suits – a proclamation of independence above all intellectual.
Another focus this season are the Tehuana custom, full skirts, worn with a traditional tunic: the huipil. Unveiled in Mexico City, Maria Grazia Chiuri forged strong ties with local artisans. Their expertise shines with original embroideries and co-creations crafted with their ateliers, adorning dresses, and shirts.
The venue, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, is where Kahlo studied and met Diego Rivera. A performance by Mexican feminist artist Elina Chauvet also took place.
Mexico, a country of the heart, expresses – through this cruise line’s emotional modulations and chromatic vivacity – a femininity constructed by a relationship with the natural environment in a balance of engagement and light-heartedness.