Dior Parade Haute Couture Spring Summer Dubai
Fashion has become a disease for me. As if I wasn’t satisfied enough with my latest “tour de force” in the world of fashion, here I am again telling you another exciting story that involved me so much that I flew to Dubai where, for the first time in its history, the Maison Dior organized the show “Dior Parade” in which they paraded the creations Haute Couture Summer 2019.
A great sign of openness towards that exotic and refined world that is the Arab world, which perhaps more than any other preserves, in its DNA, the gene of feminine beauty and seduction as one of its greatest secrets: a value to be preserved and exalted through a more sophisticated language than what we are used to observing.
A great sign of openness towards that exotic and refined world that is the Arab world, which perhaps more than any other preserves, in its DNA, the gene of feminine beauty and seduction as one of its greatest secrets: a value to be preserved and exalted through a more sophisticated language than what we are used to observing. And it really had to be something so important and exclusive that even the sky was aware of it, so much so that I was able to admire a Dubai with wet roads and its skyline crossed by lightning that illuminated the sky.
Upon my arrival I felt the need to climb to the 122 floor of the At.mosphere of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest restaurant and lounge bar where, a gorgeous glittering Dubai showed its charm and its seductive beauty as an evening dress studded with precious stones. An intoxicating sensation, which together with the glass of champagne I drank in its lounge, amplified the natural oscillations of the skyscraper, making it all a magnificent memory too short to be experienced. The Burj Khalifa is the icon of the new Dubai skyline and, after being there, it looked even more impressive, in its elegant beauty, from Safa Park, the “Central Park” of Dubai, where the Dior Parade was celebrated in the same circus tent seen in Paris during Haute Couture Week ss2019.
But unlike Paris, here it seemed as if we had entered into a Fellini’s dream: the lights, the tent, the splendid guests, dressed in high fashion clothes but all with a maniacal care for the make-up typical of the Arab world, seemed to be part of a memory that inside me, perhaps, I kept since I was a child.
The precious Dior bonnets worn by the models reminded me of the ones I took off and put on my dolls, as well as a good part of the guests invited to the show, with their veils on their heads, offered a wonderful show, covering their heads, framed in the typical Arabic style.
The glittering vintage circus, stolen from the cinematographic images of Fellini’s films, plunged me into a wonderful world of dreams in which, high fashion with its acrobatics and creative balances, has transformed a night of fashion into an unforgettable night. The charm of the breathtaking scenery and the haute couture pieces certainly completed the work: the circus director’s blazers, the glittering stockings of dancers and acrobats, the transparent shirts, the sequined jumpsuits, and the magnificent Dior makeup inspired by the same theme built an image in which, aesthetic references, showed a luminous complexion in contrast with the eyes made up of black and inspired by the punk culture and the clowns of Pierrot.
The very place of the show, the use of the tent, intended as a natural habitat for the desert world, was the most successful key to this exotic tale here in the Middle East, made up of models and creations, who together have designed a creative path that has left its mark on my perception of a brand that still continues to dazzle me. Overall, the fashion show has combined the pieces of the recent Parisian fashion show with 15 new creations expressly created for this show and has revealed how this incredible Maison has been able to capture and enhance a market in which it has already carved out a privileged position, which can offer a synthesis of beauty and exclusivity even in the “Middle Eastern” world, which more than others is sensitive to a more complex and elaborate aesthetic language.
The designer, the very Italian Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first woman to head the famous maison, has been able to take the witness of this great French house, showing how, in the world of fashion, there are no constraints and geographical barriers but only a great inspiration linked to the concept of sophistication and style that owes precisely to her, this brilliant proof of will that led her to show this magnificent collection, in one of the most spectacular places on the planet. A charm that adds to the exclusive charm of a place, as that of its warm sea, that I also found in its desert, where the dunes and sand have given me another breathtaking sight.
Immersed in its silence, my gaze flew far towards the horizon following the hawk’s hovering, which from above showed me a sky that seemed to float on the sand. Against the light the wind, with a light wave of sand, has built small ripples that have shown me how, the force of nature, can sculpt the landscape and how, its beauty and its greatness, can make us lose in its silence. Audrey
Author: Audrey Tritto