It was during a striking spectacle in the Italian Lecce that Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to uncover her Cruise 2021 collection for Dior. Powered by the love she carries for this region, the designer celebrated the magical beauty of arts and crafts amidst charming light installations by Marinella Senatore. On the beats of Paolo Buonvino’s erudite music accompanied by the choreography of Sharon Eyal and the cathartic dance by the La Notte della Taranta Foundation, Dior’s silhouettes made an appearance to pay a subtle ode to local savoir-faire and promote the workshops’ moto at the Constantine Foundation: “Amando e Cantando” – which embodies a virtuoso dialogue of excellence.
Christian Dior’s iconic Miss Dior dress from the 1949 was present through a constellation of wheat sheaves evoking a summer landscape by artist Pietro Ruffo. Landscapes of untamed nature took over skirts and shorts while dresses adorned with flowers and butterflies embodied refinement at its best through the precious traditional embroidery of Marilena Sparasci. If these elements don’t speak about Puglia’s rich heritage, what could?