The recent Dior Cruise 2022 show was a celebration of Greece. Held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with Grecian artists to deliver an otherworldly collection that merged ethereal fabrics with the world of athleisure.
In front of more than 700 guests (marking one of the first major in-person runway shows since COVID-19) and against the backdrop of the stunning tiered row of marble seats, models took to the runway in Greek-inspired pieces in a palette of white, black, and gold.
Los Angeles-based Greek musician Ioanna Gika, who has once collaborated with Dior for the 2018 Cruise show, performed a poetry reading in the heart of the beautiful stadium, lending her rich voice to a poem reflecting her ancient roots, offering a moment of intense emotion. She further shares the story of her childhood and growing up between Greece and the United States, as well as returning to live at her mother’s Greek home after her father’s death in the Dior Talks podcast ‘Feminist Art’.
Among the guests who attended were Anya Taylor-Joy, Cara Delevingne, and Suki Waterhouse who added to the star power of the night. Meanwhile, there were many others who tuned in to the unveiling virtually like Blackpink’s Jisoo. Whether in-person or remotely, they still dressed beautifully in full Dior for the show. Click on to see their looks below!
Here’s Cara in a plunging gold fringe dress with black piping that ties the strands together.