Sticking point

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

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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.


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