BODY LANGUAGE: “Tomaso Binga? I’m not familiar with her work, but I can’t wait to find out more about her,” enthused Cara Delevingne, taking in the entrance of the Dior show venue in the gardens at the Rodin Museum on Tuesday. Four capital letters formed by female bodies in different poses spelled out the word “Dior.”
On her heels, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of “We Should All Be Feminists,” was enjoying the activist spirit. “To make the choice to wear what one wears is a political act, and fashion has the opportunity to send a political message. Maria Grazia [Chiuri] at Dior has produced work that is beautiful but also has a message, and that’s a political act,” she said.
As Dior ambassador Jennifer Lawrence swept by, Bianca Jagger picked up the thread. “Art is very linked to my life, I love human rights and art. And Maria Grazia Chiuri, to have a woman who cares about women’s issues…I love to wear her clothes, but I also love how she thinks and what she does,” she said, entering the venue where the female alphabet continued across a red grid. (Binga was also there in person, reading out a manifesto at
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