For the autumn-winter 2021-2022 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the world of fairy tales.

For this collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to call on five female illustrators from different countries to create five animated teasers to be posted on social media before the unveiling of the Dior fall-winter 2021-2022 women’s ready-to-wear collection. She asked this new generation of cartoonists to share their interpretation of femininity in the world of animation. Through their unique perspectives, this project reflects their own personal experiences while highlighting contemporary representations of women in society – visions that align with and underscore the commitment of the Creative Director.

A powerful point of reference for Monsieur Dior, Versailles was chosen by Maria Grazia Chiuri for its profound associations with culture, especially the period in which the protofeminist fairy stories and fables that inspired her this season were being recounted in salons by pioneering women writers. Their subversive take on female identity is echoed in ‘La Galerie des Ombres’, the special installation by artist Silvia Giambrone, opaque mirrors that reflect messages of the imagination.

 A network of symbols, these fantasy worlds are in no way a means of escape; they serve to question and challenge, above and beyond stereotypes. While the collection rediscovered the feminine magic, it also marked the path to new awareness.