The Dior Ready-to-Wear 2018 debuted its distinctive activist fashion statement pieces at Musée Rodin in Paris. From assertive red gowns and floral embroidery on chiffon fabrics to feminist slogans and archival posters that date back to the late 60s, Dior has partaken in the haute couture movement for equality and acceptance by way of runway activist fashion designs and occasionally shocking silhouettes.
What makes this Fall/Winter collection striking is its clear historic heritage. Despite the fact that the outfits are informed by a period of significant political upheaval, creative Maria Grazia Chiuri goes one step further by incorporating the narrative of the past to that of the 21st century garments. Namely, Dior's activist fashion ensembles contain cue's in the form of graphics and motifs, derived from 1968 -- a significant year in France that was riddled with "student protests, workers' strikes and the birth of the women's liberation front."
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