Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection.
In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum.
In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from Giorgio De Chirico, Alexandre Iolas, Pietro Ruffο and Marlene Dietrich.
An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys the liberty of movement, performing without constraint.
Check out all the iconic shoes in the collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Dior