A constellation of places that spark emotions – this is what Mexico is to Maria Grazia Chiuri. A “place of the soul,” just as it was for surrealist artists. The emblematic figure of Frida Kahlo continues to offer a powerful connection to this culture, celebrated at the heart of the Dior cruise 2024 collection. The Mexican artist transcended her body through her clothes, which became representation, proclamation, protest, and affirmation. Like a precious jewel case for a broken body, a cocoon-case concealing a butterfly meta-morphed into a motif unfolding in multiple shades and forms, through a series of prints. The captivating beauty of fragility is further enhanced by the variety of cotton, hemp and silk lace selected, by the meticulous designs of the collars sublimating jersey and black velvet, and by irresistibly precious jacquards. For this new line Maria Grazia Chiuri has once again forged strong ties with local artisans: original embroideries, co-creations crafted with their ateliers, notably adorn dresses and shirts. The story of a femininity that is constructed by a relationship with the natural environment, in a balance of engagement and light-heartedness.