textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show

isabella ducrot’s textile art adorns dior SS24 show

 

At Paris Fashion Week, Dior showcased its haute couture spring-summer 2024 collection against the backdrop of textile artist Isabella Ducrot’s monumental installation, Big Aura. The set design featured twenty-three gigantic dresses, reaching five meters in height, positioned on a composition of irregular black stripes reminiscent of weft and warp. Drawing inspiration from the attire of Ottoman sultans, these oversized garments served as abstract symbols, reflecting the uniqueness and essence of haute couture. 

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
the set design for the Dior haute couture spring-summer 2024 collection | all images courtesy of Dior

 

 

paying homage to christian dior’s sculptural designs

 

The installation by Isabella Ducrot (find more here) complements the approach of Maria Grazia Chiuri —Creative Director of Dior women’s lines— who sought to capture the aura of haute couture embedded in the House’s rich history. The intentionally exaggerated proportions of Ducrot’s dresses pay homage to the sculptural legacy of the French fashion house, a motif dating back to Christian Dior’s designs in the 1950s.

 

In a nod to the iconic past of Dior (find more here), Chiuri resurrected the legendary La Cigale Dress, known for its expansive skirt and intricate layers, and reimagined it to create a series of contemporary looks. The installation dresses, adorned in gold, white, and vibrant red tones, adorned with delicate embroidery, resonate with the elements of the collection, all intertwining with the bold black-and-white geometric lines of the backdrop. This fusion of colors, shapes, and historical references forms a captivating result, capturing the essence of Dior’s enduring legacy in the world of haute couture.

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
Isabella Ducrot’s installation features twenty-three gigantic dresses

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
Ducrot’s dresses are positioned on a composition of irregular black stripes

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
gold, white, red, and green tones complete the set design

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
the dresses draw inspiration from the attire of Ottoman sultans

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the show was presented in the Rodin Museum gardens

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
the dresses serve as abstract symbols, reflecting the uniqueness and essence of haute couture

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the gigantic dresses incorporate intricate details on their textile design

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
the geometries featured on the dresses complement the black-and-white backdrop

textile artist isabella ducrot crafts installation of gigantic dresses for dior SS24 show
Ducrot’s installation matches the approach of Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior women’s lines

 

 

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project info: 

 

name: Big Aura
artist: Isabella Ducrot | @ducrotisabella
brand: Dior | @dior

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