Into the blue

Dive into Maria Grazia Chiuri’s serene A/W 2017 show set for Dior

For her second ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri turned to a quote from the founder of the French house: ‘Among all colours, navy blue is the only one which can compete with black, it has all the same qualities.’ With a collection which celebrated this versatility of the hue, Chiuri worked with regular collaborators Bureau Betak on a runway set at the Musée Rodin, which emphasised her inspiration.

The set took a month to erect and dismantle; the tent space, featuring a double runway, was lined with 600 sq m of mirror, which reflected the navy taffeta, velvet and denim creations on the runway. The catwalk itself resembled a beautiful abstract blue watercolour, which took over 150 hours to paint by hand, and was imbued with a smoky blueish haze as the models took to the catwalk.

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.