The House celebrates its special connection to China with the spring-summer 2018 haute couture show in Shanghai for which Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women’s collections, has designed twelve new looks.

Inspired by the Surrealist movement and presented in January at the Musée Rodin in Paris, this haute couture collection sees the addition of new designs for the occasion. An object of refinement, the fan has influenced Maria Grazia Chiuri’s creations.

“These dresses bear extraordinary witness to a certain taste, and a Dior identity, that are timeless. Their construction consists of interplays of layering, pleating and curves that recall the shape of a fan. Redefined for a contemporary audience, these dresses show that the language of fashion is still extremely pertinent, powerful and understandable in different places around the world,” observes Maria Grazia Chiuri.

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