“We don’t know any better way of using a fabric than cutting it to pieces. These pieces put together in the cabalistic art of the tailor become our clothes.”
“Modern woman does not need the painter’s canvas; her own body serves as well.”
– Text from the exhibition Are Clothes Modern?, presented at MoMA in 1944, under the direction of Bernard Rudofsky.
For this couture collection, Chiuri took inspiration from the Austrian American writer and architect, Bernard Rudofsky. With particular attention to the shared approaches between architecture and couture Chiuri looks to the form, function, and proportionality for each look. Also taking inspiration from the feminist American artist Penny Slinger’s black and white paintings, Chiuri finds the color black as a canvas for her designs this season. As Christian Dior once declared, “I could write a book about black.” By creating a mostly black collection, Chirui revisits the idea by shifting the attention to the designs and away from their surface.
Explore the full collection below. Images courtesy of Dior.