Dior reimagines feminist fashion in history in Paris show

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Models wear creations as part of the Dior Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Paris, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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Dior’s affirmed feminist designer Maria Grazia Chiuri used the male gaze, as reflected in female oil portraits across the centuries, to make a fashion statement on female empowerment and subjugation.

But Tuesday’s feisty ready-to-wear display in Paris, set in the splendid Tuileries Gardens, was also just a beautifully conceived collection — one of the Italian designer’s finest — which served to start Paris Fashion Week on strong creative footing.

As editors busily filed past myriad masterpieces, some expressed relief that the French government ruled the face mask to no longer be obligatory at shows.

Yet despite the glamor and optimistic moments, the conflict in Ukraine was not far from fashion insiders’ minds

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Halston: The 10 Best Characters On The Netflix Show

The highs and lows of the fashion industry are accurately documented in the new Netflix miniseries Halston. The show follows fashion designer Roy Halston as he creates his fashion dynasty but it also has a cast of dynamic characters that truly encapsulate the struggles of fame in the ’70s.

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The show has taken the streaming platform by storm and fans are blown away that such a powerful story is told in so few episodes. The show embodies the ups and downs of the fashion industry and created some truly dynamic characters. A few of them leave a lasting impression in only one episode and some take fans on a journey through each installment.

9 David Mahoney

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David Mahoney’s character appears on and off throughout the series, but still makes a prominent name for himself in Halston’s career. David is a philanthropist

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Why Gabriela Hearst modelled in her own debut Chloe show

Chloe is the Parisian fashion house known for its boho-elegant style, a look masterminded by founder Gaby Aghion, who craved clothes which felt luxurious but more laid back than the standard fare on offer in the New Look-shaped Fifties. 100 years after Aghion’s birth, her latest successor at Chloe, Gabriela Hearst, showed her debut collection.

Not only do the two women share the same name (a fact which convinced Hearst that it was meant to be), but also a passion for challenging the status quo. Where Aghion’s trailblazing came in the form of silhouettes and ideas about what women should wear, for Hearst it’s a mission to combine luxury and sustainability. If you needed a singular example of how far eco clothing has come since those days when it was dismissed as being a sackcloth horror show, then look no further than Hearst’s New York-based own label cashmere shawls and

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