In a true celebration of savoire-faire and creation in all its forms, Christian Dior has unveiled its spring/summer 2021 ready-to-wear campaign with an ode to the painting styles from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Captured by Bulgarian photographer Elina Kechicheva, the collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in a series of striking photographs inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiasroscuro, highlighting silhouettes shrouded in an aura of mystery that are punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold.
The campaign photos also take inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to the magnificant large-scale militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that graced the runways.
Sublimiting the codes of Dior to a new language, the collection combines precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers. Standout accessories from the collection also includes the essential Dior BookTote, the latest It-bag Dior Caro, and light, fluid pieces in deep blue denim, while the revisited men's shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket.