The walls of Musee Rodin were lined with intricately embroidered tapestries, each stitch meticulously hand-sewn by the Indian design school supported by Christian Dior. The conceptual landscape mural, “Chambre de Soie” (“Silk Chamber”) served as the backdrop for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest couture collection. Based on an artwork by French contemporary artist Eva Jospin, the piece reflected the muted, earthy palettes of the works to come, while also giving a nod to Chiuri’s vision for the collection, which saw a return to the handcrafted fundamentals of couture.

Sheer, ethereal dresses formed whimsical shapes around model’s silhouettes, while intricate embroidery was interspersed with plaid, tweed and feathered trim to create flowing pieces that were romantic and whimsical yet somehow suitable for a walk in the park.


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The collection was underpinned with a sense of practical intent and social responsibility, as Maria sought to stand up for all of the indispensable workers in the fashion industry for her first in-person show after three seasons. Each item illustrated the artisanal craft of couture, with some pieces entirely hand-braided from strands of silk. Textile artist and curator Clare Hunter’s book ‘Threads of Life’ also served as inspiration for Chiuri, giving rise to her hyperfocused lens on craft and detail and a return to the roots of exquisite craftsmanship.