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Fashion Film: Christian Dior A/W 20 Haute Couture

by Matteo Garrone on 6 July 2020

'Surrealist images manage to make visible what is in itself invisible. I’m interested in mystery and magic, which are also a way of exrocising uncertainty about the future' Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director Dior.

Discover the Dior A/W 20 haute couture collection in an exclusive film by Italian director Matteo Garrone. Miniature gowns evoke the magic of the Théâtre de la Mode touring exhibition in Paris, which captivated a beauty-deprived public in Europe and the US in 1945-46 as couture houses responded to fabric rationing by promoting their creations in a travelling show of doll-sized samples. Exploring the fantasy of couture further, Garrone's film transports the dresses via a magical trunk embodying 30 Avenue Montaigne, to a mythical forest full of nymphs and other-worldly creatures.

This season, Chiuri was looking to female Surrealist artists Lee Miller, Dora Maar and Jacqueline Lamba, transcending the role of the muse to reach a powerful femininity. The Surrealists’ female body also conjures a reinterpretation of the miniature mannequin, a poetic emblem at the heart of the couture universe.

'Surrealist images manage to make visible what is in itself invisible. I’m interested in mystery and magic, which are also a way of exrocising uncertainty about the future' Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director Dior.

Direction:
Matteo Garrone
Costume Design:
Massimo Cantini Parrini
Performance:
Alma Noce, Eleanora Romandini, Livia Sanguinetti, Caterina Rossi, Ania Ambrosio, Michael Schermi, Maria Brogi, Bianca Panconi, Antonio Iorio, Miriam Dalmazio, Luna Ranalli, Lorenzo Rinaldi, Marta Murru, Filippo, Pietro Papadimitriou, Lena Pia Hammerstingl
Hair:
Francesco Pegoretti
Make-up:
Dalia Colli
Music:
Paolo Buonvino
Director of Photography:
Nicolaj Brüel
Set Design:
Dimitri Capuani
Casting:
Alessandra Troisi
Production:
Archimede

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