Images: Dior Fall 2021 Collection Inspired by Fiorucci and Pop-Art

If we’re planning to actually survive until the autumn of 2021, it would be good to sort of know what we’re going to be dressing like when all of this is (pretty please) finally behind us.

Apparently, if it’s up to Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri (and it certainly somewhat is), it’s going to be bright, bold and particularly fabulous. To be sure, images of her Fall 2021 collection are free of any sense of restraint or propriety, instead exhibiting a wild spirit, and a fevered desire to break free of all this oppressive gloom we’ve been living through.

Leopard print is front and center, an intentional reference to early Dior muse Mizza Bricard, who simply adored the stuff. But there’s also a flirtatious dragon print jumper, a raspberry flowered, translucent raincoat, and an attention-grabbing sheer, chartreuse dress. All exuberantly proclaim a way forward from 2020’s overwhelming greyness.

Inspirations for the collection swing from Warhol/Pop-Art to the late disco-king designer Elio Fiorucci to Marco Lodola’s bold New Futurism to the sacred Renaissance paintings of Paolo Uccello. Which all happen to be some of our favorite aesthetic references.

Fall 2021 marks what are arguably Grazia Chiuri’s sexiest and most playful designs yet. And if we’re being frank, we really need sexy/playful more now than ever.

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