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On Monday, Dior hosted a dazzling show at Shanghai’s Long Museum West Bund presenting its Fall/Winter 2021 collection. Accompanied by a remix of Lets Disco (by Maripol, Léonard Lasry and Giorgio Moroder), models descended a runway covered in leopard print carpet, dressed in the season’s playful looks, illuminated by a ceiling dripping with disco balls.
Cues from upbeat influences like Richard Hamilton’s English Pop and Marco Lodola’s New Futurism were seen applied to house staples and updating classic silhouettes, including the iconic Bar jacket and dresses with fitted bodices and A-line skirts. Reminding us of elevated fashion for the stylish schoolgirl, key elements seen across the collection included a palette of fluorescents, garments that glimmered in all-over giant sequins, plenty of plaid, and designs highlighting mini-length hems.
Emitting a youthful, vibrant style comparable to characters from Clueless or fashion icon Twiggy, looks we’re still thinking about include a patent romper in red, belted at the waist and worn with a beret; a dress combining mesh and dotted lace paired with a fuzzy jacket in a matching hue of chartreuse; and a series of four dresses with long, plisse skirts and disco sequined tops, which spelled out “DIOR” when pictured together. We also saw designs like a long plaid skirt styled with a sheer blouse and letterman jacket, a suite of pieces imagined in iridescent silver material, and a selection of Mary Jane shoes accompanying most looks.