DUBAI: Romanian Jordanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi and part-Middle Eastern actress Yara Shahidi this week attended Dior’s star-studded fashion show – set in the Tuileries gardens – during Paris Fashion Week.
Muaddi and Shahidi were dressed to impress.
Muaddi wore a blue yoke-style skirt with a basic white t-shirt and her Dalida Glass PVC platform mules that elevated her look.
Shahidi added a pop of color to her look with a bright orange floor-length skirt. She wore a loose white blouse and a gold belt around her waist.
The two stars sat front row as they watched Italian couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri present the brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 ready-to-wear collection.
Chiuri crafted an unusually subtle collection in predominantly black and white that fused echoes of the medieval and contemporary, the Associated Press reported.
Set against an art backdrop challenging time-worn perceptions on women’s roles, this show was not only a reminder that fashion is a mirror of society – but among her most accomplished so far.
The atmosphere was charged with palpable anticipation. But even more electric was Chiuri’s dance between the medieval and the 80s punk – the former, an era of chivalry and legends, the latter, an age of defiant self-expression.
The first looks to grace the runway were what might be called “gamine gothic.” The garments, draped in a play of black with cascading tassels, bore dynamic clumps of silk that crafted a silhouette both historic and undeniably fresh.
But fashion, much like history, is cyclical, and soon this dark romanticism gave way to stark white interpretations. The result? A nod to the rebellious 80s, evoking memories of punk rockers and their spirited defiance.
But Chiuri didn’t stop at mere clothing. The accessories — from contemporary neck chokers to sometimes-bejeweled leg bands that one might associate with armor — added layers of intrigue.
While the designs borrowed elements from historical eras, they also encapsulated the spirit and journey of the contemporary woman. The ash and chamomile tones, paired with the evocative use of fabrics, served as metaphors for strength, defiance, and progression.
The show witnessed a dazzling circus of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Debicki and Kim Jisoo.