On reflection

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s conjures a hall of mirrors in the gardens of the Musée Rodin for Christian Dior’s S/S 2018 women’s show

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It took 80,000 shards of twinkling glass to make the mirror-covered show set for Christian Dior’s S/S 2018 women’s collection. For spring, Maria Grazia Chiuri was preoccupied with the role of female artists within history, referencing Linda Nochlin’s 1971 essay Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? in slogan prints on t-shirts.

She herself was taken with the work of French-American artist and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. The tented Dior runway set in the gardens of the Musée Rodin – a space produced by Bureau Betak – took 20 days to create and resembled a version of the artist’s mirrored grotto, found in the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover.

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