Dior Couture Spring/Summer 2020 Runway Was Lit With Inspiration

While you’re probably still poring over that gold fringed dress worn by New York model Rebecca Longendyke (it came with a little comb to keep it from snagging before its big runway debut, Vogue learnt backstage) – we’d also like to turn your attention to the goddess jewellery on the Dior Couture spring/summer 2020 runway.

Staying close to the collection’s primordial theme, co-conceived by Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri and legendary American feminist artist Judy Chicago, there was a trove of museum-worthy treasures decorating today’s catwalk.

Sculptural cuffs, inspired by ancient laurel wreaths and wholesome ears of wheat, were teamed with asymmetric pearl earrings sporting burnished gold pendants, honouring the lunar cycle and proud lionesses.

This being couture, the ancient art of adornment didn’t end there. A top-to-toe approach is essential for the full 2020 goddess look: think regal tiaras, which naturally came with veils attached (“very monsieur Dior”, as the house’s milliner Stephen Jones told Vogue), and braided Grecian sandals, which accompanied every look.

Your final tip for styling up the celestial mood? “Double-winged eyeliner separated by a thread of gold,” as Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior Make-up, explained behind the scenes.

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