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DUBAI: French style home Dior this week returned to reside viewers reveals with an extravagant presentation of its partly-sports impressed 2022 Cruise assortment in Athens’ Panathenaic stadium, the 4th-century website of the first trendy Olympic Games, 70-years after an iconic Dior shoot at the Acropolis.

Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri enlisted fashions, together with Moroccan-British star Nora Attal, to showcase the sport-infused designs that made up the assortment in the presence of celebrities that included movie star Catherine Deneuve, model Cara Delevingne and “The Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor Joy, in addition to Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Nora Attal confirmed off a sporty look throughout the Dior 2022 Cruise assortment present in Athens. Getty Images

Dior additionally broadcasted the occasion reside on social media, tv and in public areas in Greece.

For Chiuri’s first centered foray into athleisure, Attal wore a striped, waterproof unitard with an hooked up hood, paired with matching shorts and futuristic sneakers. A pair of scuba-inspired goggles, studded wristbands and an outsized bowling bag accomplished the look.

“The Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor Joy was one of the stars in attendance. AFP

The 22-year-old, who made her runway debut in 2017, is a catwalk fixture at the home of Dior. She has walked in lots of reveals for the Parisian maison, together with the most up-to-date Fall 2021 ready-to-wear present in March. 

She additionally turned heads at the French maison’s socially-distanced Spring 2021 ready-to-wear present in Paris, in addition to at the model’s Spring 2019 couture, Spring 2018 ready-to-wear and Fall 2018 couture reveals, amongst others.

Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri centered on athleisure for the cruise assortment. AFP

The Dior Cruise 2022 assortment — which featured a colour palette of largely black, white, gray, gold and blue — additionally boasted fits impressed by jackets and pants worn by iconic German-American actress Marlene Dietrich.

Peplos, the gown historically worn by ladies in historical Greece, was additionally a main supply of inspiration for the present’s eveningwear parts.

The work of Greek artisans was featured in the assortment, together with a tailor and embroiderer from Argos in the Peloponnese, a silk manufacturing facility in the northeastern city of Soufli, and a maker of fisherman’s caps from the port of Piraeus.

The work of Greek artisans was featured on this assortment. AFP

Additionally, after receiving the inexperienced mild from Greece’s prime archaeological advisory physique to have photoshoots in some of the nation’s cherished historical websites, resembling the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the temple of Poseidon at Sounio and the temple of Zeus at Nemea, Dior offered the images from the shoot throughout the runway present.


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