Be first to see: Christian Dior FW17 Haute Couture

“I have purchased a map of Paris printed on a pocket handkerchief” —Karl Gutzkow

On one hand, there’s the 1953 Albert Decaris etching that turned up in the Dior archives, a map of the five continents that retraces the House’s expansion around the world.

On the other, there’s the couturier’s assertion in his autobiography, Dior by Dior that “A complete collection should address all types of women in all countries.” This inspiration guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Artistic Director of women’s collections, in creating the Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 Haute Couture collection that celebrates the House’s 70th anniversary.