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Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the collection is a love letter to the workshop.

Dior wants you to rethink the possibilities of embroidery. For the house’s spring-summer 2022 couture collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of Dior’s women’s collections, paid tribute to the workshop. In the garden of the Rodin Museum in Paris, embroidery was not “a simple decorative detail” but an emblem of haute couture know-how.

Signature of the collection, the embroidered tights are available under a gray suit in grisaille, evening dresses and draped leotards. Elsewhere, an embroidered fishnet waistcoat over a long silk crepe skirt; a jacket set embroidered with a paving of sand-coloured ‘Nacrolac’ motifs; a long dress in ecru silk tulle embroidered with “vermicelli” diamonds, cream satin tubes and fine pearl tassels — you get the picture.

“Embroidery becomes a three-dimensional conceptual act that reinvents the techniques and the elementary excellence of the workshop; it progresses in a choreography of movements… It gives the fabric its structure, its architecture. The embroidery, which stands out and interacts with the material, making it evanescent and inviting you to play with the ambient air”, specifies the brand.

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The Dior Spring Summer 2022 couture collection could be described as high quality work clothes. A resolutely sophisticated line, the luxury house has found its way back to “the essence of couture: dressing the body”.

“These embroidered patterns, through which Dior’s heritage is reinterpreted, become the central element and, following the rules of couture, are transformed by a vision that makes the workshop a collaborative mode of expression, where haute couture is a form of constant experimentation and questioning,” noted Dior.

Click through the gallery below to see a selection of looks from the Dior Spring Summer 2022 couture collection.

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