Sticking point

Dior collages a cut-and-paste show set for A/W 2018

In recent years, Maria Grazia Chiuri has covered Dior’s show set at the Musée Rodin with twinkling shards of mosaic and graphic strips of mirror. For A/W 2018, the artistic director took a more cut-and-paste approach, covering its exterior and interior with a collage of over 3,000 poster images. Chiuri was inspired by the student protets of 1968, imbuing her collection with imaginative and emancipated silhouettes, like kilts, ponchos and patchwork. The design of her showspace, produced with regular collaborator Bureau Betak, was equally resistant, pasted with colourful magazine covers, protest posters and slogans. It took 150 people three weeks to create the show set, which also included 1,000 sq m of mirrored ceiling, a tool to further envelop guests in the provocative poster world of Dior.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.