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Dior Spring 2018 - Runway Review

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

So echoed Maria Grazia Chiuri for her spring Dior collection -- a further emphasis of her feminist sensibilities she has taken to new heights at the house. This was not your grandmother's Dior -- heck, there wasn't even a whiff of your mom's Dior. Instead, Chiuri's girls walked in comfortable, block-heeled Mary Janes or slick mesh knee-boots with everything from '70s patchwork jeans and leather jumpsuits to sparkly glitter mini shifts and, in what has become an iconic Dior silhouette, sheer dresses with their logoed undergarments clearly visible.

But back to the question at hand. Seen on Sasha Pivovarova clad in a striped marinere sweater emblazoned with said quote, the source lied in art historian Linda Nochlin's essay that pondered why women were excluded from the art establishment throughout history. Perfect inspiration fodder for Chiuri. Linking up with the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, the exquisite collection were masterfully crafted yet, viewed from above, portrayed a playful, adolescent aesthetic that lends itself a new ease.