Dior Rodeo

The Resort world tour continues with Dior’s show in Los Angeles. Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri brought the fashion pack to the Santa Monica Mountains Nature Preserve—in ATVs, no less!—to present a collection of midi dresses, utility jackets, and chunky knits fit for the rugged, laid-back setting.

Chiuri’s unlikely inspiration? The primitive wall paintings in the Lascaux cave, which are estimated to be up to 20,000 years old. She discovered that Monsieur Christian Dior was fascinated by Lascaux; his Ovale collection of 1951 featured prints inspired by the paintings. Chiuri riffed on the idea in her own way tonight, but like Monsieur Dior, her pieces had a mystical, otherworldly quality.

What an incredible experience, setting. Although, she really missed opportunity in the accessory category where’s my saddle or feed bag studded, fringed and beaded?