What happens to the decorations, the outfits after the fashion show? # 82


Tuesday 29th September, second day of Paris Fashion Week. Dior parades in its ephemeral cube installed in the Jardin des Tuileries, just like last season. Covid-19 or not, almost nothing has changed. The 350 guests, as opposed to the usual 2,000, take their place inside the “box” in a reconstituted cathedral decor revisited by Italian artist Lucia Marcucci, known for her collages and works around “visual poetry. »

Twelve lyrical singers sing a Vocero, a Corsican funeral song. Everything goes perfectly until a militant woman dressed all in black appears on stage brandishing a banner We Are All Fashion Victims. The audience struggles to understand what is going on. The designer Maria Grazia Chiuri has got us used to pugnacious slogans such as Patriarchy = Climate Emergency, which appeared in bright letters last March. Antoine Arnault, present at the show, even thinks for a moment that this intrusion is part of the show. We will learn later that the activist belongs to the Extinction Rebellion movement which fights against global warming and multiplies punch actions to criticize the fashion industry. According to him, the sector is built on “obsolescence, exploitation and overproduction. “The Dior fashion show, one of the few physical shows during this Fashion Week, seemed to be an unavoidable target. A fashion show is also the tip of the iceberg.

Miss Tweed