Dior’s 2019 Cruise Collection is a reflection of heritage – Mexican and French. Artistic director – Maria Grazia Chiuri knew the exact statement she wanted to make with this collection. However, sometimes, things do not go exactly to plan. The Cruise show was hit by rain, minutes before the show began, delaying the show for a bit. The show did go on, and it was quite the show. The show featured an actual cruise ship and horses walking the runway alongside the models as Mexican escaramuzas performed in Custom made Dior.

The show took place just outside Paris at the Musée Vivant du Cheval à Chantilly. It was inspired by Chantilly, which is known for its chateau, whipped vanilla cream, traditional lace, and equestrian facilities, and escaramuzas: Mexican female riders who practice an art traditional reserved for men while asserting their femininity, wearing full skirts and dramatic hats.

The collection saw strict tailoring with a slice of feminity, and full riding skirts detailed with embroidered motifs worn with crisp white shirts and black cravats.

“The reason I like the escaramuzas is because they do something that is so macho — rodeo — in our vision, but they decided to do that in their traditional dresses which are so pretty, so feminine,”  – Maria Grazia Chiuri (according to WWD)

See some photos from the collection below.

All Images culled from WWD

All Images via WWD

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