Bringing to the maison her timeless appeal, the sultry spy of Red Sparrow and fashion muse stars in Dior’s Autumn/Winter ’18 campaign. Lensed by Brigitte Lacombe, Lawrence is seen in a spare setting reminiscent of Claude Cahun’s memorable self-portraits.
Born Lucy Schwob, the surrealist artist’s striking images which question identity and gender were key behind Maria Grazia Chiuri’s inspiration. The modern feminine collection was crafted from typically masculine fabrics such as those used by Christian Dior, and is at once alluring in their duality.
“I wanted to take on the precision of the basics and materials that make up a man’s wardrobe,” says the artistic director of Dior, who also referenced the house’s more recent history. “I sought to showcase the least explored part of Christian Dior’s legacy, an almost austere part, with the use of masculine fabrics and jackets, coats and shirts with rigorous lines. In the same way, I became interested in the work of Hedi Slimane with Petite Taille for Women, when he was creative director of Dior Homme.”