Dance has always been at the core of Dior.
These roots go back to Monsieur Dior himself who designed costumes for ballets, most notably Roland Petit’s Treize Danses as well as the wedding gown of English ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Sharing this passion for dance is reigning creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has channelled this through her ballet-infused runway shows, and couture costumes for acts such as Nuit Blanche.
In light of this, the maison honours its love for dance through choreographic lessons led by prolific dancers. Three instalments are up on Dior’s YouTube channel. Take a workshop on ballet improvisation with Paris Opera Ballet choreographer Sébastien Bertaud and Stuttgart Ballet principal dancer Friedemann Vogel. Learn from Germain Louvet, a principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, who will take you through the performance piece of the Dior Spring/Summer 2020 show in Shanghai. Lastly, follow principal dancer Eleonora Abbagnato as she shows you iconic movements you can follow at your own pace at home.