The Tarot Gowns of Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017

Christian Dior 2017 Ready to Wear Collection Review by The Tarot Woman

A feminine delight with tons of tulle wisping down the runway in classic reds, pinks, black and white.  The sporty elements and nod to the 90s choker that just won’t go back out of style.  But most striking are the Tarot themed cosmic gowns.  Apparently Christian Dior welcomed the mystical realms and believed in fortune telling and good luck charms.  Maria Grazia Chiuri channels this through her own vision with a divine feminine edge.  Coupled with feminist t-shirts, this collection is a modern day woman’s dream come reality.  The t-shirt emblazoned with “We Should All Be Feminists” is from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book of the same title.  Garnering support for intersectional feminism, Chiuri is going full on with her title of first female artistic director of the house of Dior with a powerful & distinctly feminine collection.  I can’t wait until late February when the pieces are in stores.  Click through the images below {photos courtesy of Vogue magazine}.

In these pieces we see a diviner’s dream.  To invoke the magic of the Tarot in a garment is a powerful act.  Are you feeling like basking in the warmth of the sun surrounded by friends and family with your inner child at peace?  Choose “El Soliel” {The Sun} dress.  Feeling the need to explore your shadow side and creativity?  Choose “El Diable” {The Devil} dress.  Also in the deck of Chiuri are the Ace of Swords, Death, The Moon, The World and The Lovers.  What card do you choose?  Or will these pieces choose you?

 Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords

 

The Tarot gowns are designed as a wearable Tarot card, with the names of the cards at the bottom.  It seems that the main inspiration is from the Tarot Marseilles with nods to the Rider Waite Smith.  Most of the Tarot dresses have celestial themes as backgrounds.  

 The Devil

The Devil

 

Surrealist and childlike, beaded and embroidered, these fantastical pieces have a multi-dimensional quality.  Like getting lost in a fairy tale or working with your intuition to discover hidden truths, these Tarot dresses are magical works of art to wear.