Dior’s cruise collections have taken audiences all over the world, from a horse museum in Paris to the hills of Los Angeles. For the resort 2020 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri chose tourist hot-spot Marrakesh, Morocco. The destination served as a creative spot where the house of Dior worked with African artists to create pieces for the show. The designer collaborated with world-renowned Wax specialist Uniwax from the Ivory Coast to produce Dior's signature prints in pieces made with 100 percent African Wax and collaborated with the likes of Martine Henry, Daniella Osemadewa, and Stephen Jones on turbans and pan-African headpieces. Chiuri also collaborated with London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner and artist Mickalene Thomas to reinterpret Christian Dior's Bar jacket (creating this special look in the show).
"I want to say that fashion loves other cultures and can work with other cultures. The idea of closing off to avoid arguments" – or she implies, social media criticism–"cannot help anybody," Chiuri said to Vogue Australia.
Over 100 pieces were shown on the runways before guests like Jessica Alba, Lupita Nyong’o, Karlie Kloss, Diana Ross, and Shailene Woodley. Check out what went down the Dior runway ahead. For more, tune in to Marie Claire's Instagram Stories for special highlights and behind-the-scenes glimpses at the show from MC Creative Director Kate Lanphear.