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The Day of the Girl: Paris Fashion Week

Let’s celebrate the ‘Day of the Girl’ honoring two extraordinary creative directors in the Fashion industry.

The first woman to hold the creative reins at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri ushered the House into a new era, redefining its codes. With its strong feminist message, the collection will seduce modern women and connects especially with younger Millennials, who recognize themselves in the contemporary voice of the new creative director.

The collection was a study in contrasts as sport fencing jackets were joined by ballet-inspired dresses with embroidered tulle and a lingerie spirit. Even as she introduces new codes to Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri at the same time connects with the past, reprising the iconic bee symbol in a nod to Christian Dior. The new “Dio(r)evolution” proclaims that “We should all be feminists” with a black and white wardrobe, set off by a touch of red for a woman as confident as she is delicate…a woman with both a mind and a heart.

© DR / Christian Dior Couture
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©Dior/ Christian Dior Couture

At Céline, Phoebe Philo fused fashion and art with a set designed by her longtime friend, artist Dan Graham.The show began to a soundtrack of tumultuous city traffic against the backdrop of metal mesh and reflective glass.

Céline spring 2017

This season’s Céline woman is inscrutable, juxtaposing transparency and contouring, as well as unusual proportions that sharpen the silhouettes. Immaculate long dresses are accentuated by a blue print that references Yves Klein’s Anthropometry series. Jackets were outsized, as were new must-have leather goods.

We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting these two extraordinary women, and as you celebrate ‘The Day of The Girl’ here are a few facts to remember.

Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”

-United Nations Resolution 66/170

In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement.

A worldwide revolution.

We want ourselves, and girls everywhere, to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others and in our own eyes.

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