Feminism on Dior’s Runway

Feminism on Dior’s Runway

At the Dior show, the fashion world made it clear. I personally like it when fashion gives a statement of change. “I believe fashion should not ...

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At the Dior show, the fashion world made it clear. I personally like it when fashion gives a statement of change. “I believe fashion should not impose itself on the person who wears it, but be used by them as a way to express themselves,” said Maria Grazia Chuiri; Dior’s first female creative director!
So what do you expect from the first woman?
CHANGE! Because the first ones are always the only ones to break the rules.
Obviously, women are of great deal to Chuiri who portrayed femininity in a vibrant powerful rebellious look: “We should all be feminists” runs the show!
Through times, we have always perceived the runway as the model’s hunting ground, the model as the good catch, and beauty as the only business tool. But I guess that was before Maria Grazia Chuiri whose collection was inspired by a Ted Talk by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
“And then we do a much greater disservice to girls because we raise them to cater to the fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller, we say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much.” “You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man.” If you are the breadwinner in your relationship with a man, you have to pretend that you’re not, especially in public, otherwise you will emasculate him. But what if we question the premise itself, why should a woman’s success be a threat to a man?”
Because the evolution of women’s fashion has been running in the same circle, it was time for some “DioRevolution”! This show in specific was far from being a fashion show and much closer to a wakeup call to all women around the world! Chuiri gave women not only a ready-to-wear, but a powerful message to live by. Just the way Diana Vreeland -fashion editor- said it once: “You don’t give people what they want. You give them what they don’t know that they want yet.”
Thank you Chuiri for taking fashion into a different level!

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