Dior Reveals Cruise 2021 Show in Lecce, Italy

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Christian Dior Highlights the Traditions of Lecce, Italy with Its Resort 2021 Collection. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri staged a runway show that celebrated the customs and people of the provincial town.

Dior Reveals Cruise 2021 Show in Lecce, Italy
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For the Cruise 2021 show, Maria Grazia Chiuri staged her collection with a striking spectacle in Lecce, Italy, a region close to her heart.

Celebrating the magical beauty of arts and crafts, the show – which is being held behind closed doors – is illuminated by Marinella Senatore’s Luminarie, and set to the rhythms of a cathartic dance by the La Notte della Taranta Foundation, choreographed by Sharon Eyal; while the erudite music of Paolo Buonvino enchants these priceless rites anew.

In a subtle tribute to local savoir-faire, Dior silhouettes bear the motto of the workshops at the Costantine Foundation – “Amando e Cantando*,” a virtuoso dialogue in the name of excellence. Echoing Christian Dior’s iconic Miss Dior dress from 1949, the artist Pietro Ruffo imagined a field with a constellation of wheat sheaves evoking a summer landscape.

Dior Reveals Cruise 2021 Show in Lecce, Italy
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A narrative of untamed nature is transposed onto shirts and shorts. True treasures of refinement, dresses punctuated with flowers and butterflies adorn the Tombolo, a precious traditional embroidery perpetuated by Marilena Sparasci. These are emblems of Puglia’s rich heritage, a source of infinite inspiration.

* “Amando e Cantando”, which means “Loving and Singing”.

Credits: © Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture