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J. Lo, Quinta Brunson Among Stars at Dior Haute Couture Show in Paris

J. Lo, Quinta Brunson Among Stars at Dior Haute Couture Show in Paris

French art museum Musee Rodin was filled with mosaic artwork from some of American artist Faith Ringgold’s most known painting series, Freedom Woman Now and Woman Free Yourself, on Monday. The museum was the setting for Dior’s Fall Winter 2024 Haute Couture show in Paris.

The show’s backdrop included political posters challenging the way African American and gender identity has been portrayed in the world, along with a nod to the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to take place next month.

Upon entering the space, guests were greeted with a recreation of Ringgold’s L.A. Subway Commission Mosaics hanging on the walls. The work, featuring 32 life-sized athletes in action, was done by Chanakya ateliers and the Chanakya School of Craft. Maria Grazia Chiuri Dior’s creative director for women and haute couture, use of Ringgold’s work acts as a bridge between fashion and sport.

Adrien Dirand/Faith Ringgold/ACA Galleries/Chanakya School of Craft

The show brought in a slew of celebrities, 52 in total, including Jennifer Lopez and Quinta Bronson, along with front row guests Doja Cat, Kelly Rutherford, Blackpink‘s Jisoo and Heart Evangelista. As Saltburn star Rosamund Pike had her photo taken in front of the mosaic artwork, the actress grabbed her cell phone to snap a photo of the artwork in front of her.

For Chiuri, it was important to pay tribute to athletes from various generations that endured prejudice and fought for equality for all people in competitive sporting events.

The creative director used jersey, an uncommon fabric choice for couture, to tell the season’s story. The collection also featured pleats, embroidery and draping, the latter used as a reference to classical statuary. The one-shoulder goddess dress was present in nearly every look in the collection.

Chiuri sought to combine sportswear and couture. “It’s classicism, rebellion, collective energy and, above all, the political value of the female body,” states Dior in notes. 

Dior Beauty Haute Couture Week

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Makeup styling was a key detail in the overall collection reveal, which was conceived by Dior Makeup’s creative and image director, Peter Philips. For each model’s face, the fashion house used: Capture Totale Le Sérum, Capture Totale Hyalushot, Forever Glow Star Filter, Forever Skin Glow and Dior Forever Skin Correct. Dior rounded out the makeup look by using the Diorshow 5 Couleurs eye shadow palette, the Rouge Dior lip balm and Vernis nail polish in shade “muguet.”

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