The venue was a giant Circus Tent with lines of fairy lights hanging from the ceiling at the Musée Rodin.
The opening of the show translated the vision of Chiuri of an active, tough and independent woman who can rely on another female to support her. Performers all female from circus company Mimbre walked onto the runway, performing a routine in pairs, one acrobat balanced carefully on the other’s shoulders, to the centre of the tent to form themselves into a human archway, through which the first models walked.
Since Christian Dior loved the circus it made sense that Chiuri adopted the idea. Drawing on familiar picture of Victorian-era clowns and harlequins, the collection this season was full-length tulle gowns with delicate sequin and bead detailing, baby-doll dresses with chiffon ruffs and bow-ties, as well as tailored jackets with wide, calf-length bloomers, sparkly tights and chunky boots.
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All models were wearing a matching Stephen Jones-designed sequined bonnet which, when combined with their make-up added the circus feel to the show.
Did you like the collection? Do you think the circus concept translated the vision of Maria Grazia or it was a distraction? what was your favorite dress?