French Maison Dior has unveiled its Spring 2021 couture collection which took inspiration from the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot card.
An ode to the Renaissance and occult motifs, the collection merges dreams and spirituality with reality and features a romantic assembly of richly embroidered evening gowns, shirts, skirts, pants and capes in tweed, cashmere, velvet and organza.
Dior presented the collection with a 15-minute short film by Italian director Matteo Garrone. Titled ‘Le Chateau du Tarot’ the film follows a girl who encounters The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice, and the Fool, dressed in Dior couture inside a castle.
Dior’s creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri revealed that Christian Dior himself had turned to the divinatory arts in searching for signs of destiny. He discovered Tarot in the Second World War during his own periods of strife, when his sister Catherine, who was part of the French Resistance, disappeared.
‘In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore […] the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions. The show stands as manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility,’ the brand stated in a press release.
Check out the mystical look book from Dior’s Spring 2021 couture collection here