On the heels of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's conviction, fashion house Dior made a feminist statement at its fall 2020 ready-to-wear fashion show on Tuesday.
Wearing neutral tones, graphic designs and accessories, models paraded the runway stage surrounded by overhead, flashing lights that read "Consent," " Women's Love is Unpaid Labour," "Women Raise The Upraising," and "Patriarchy = Climate Emergency."
"The #DiorAW20 show space - featuring a floor artwork and bold, suspended, illuminated manifestos by collective feminist artist Claire Fontaine (@ReadyMadeArtist) that offer an arresting questioning of perceptions of reality - is the first hint of @MariaGraziaChiuri's creative explorations for next season," Dior wrote in an Instagram post.
The show, held over the octagonal fountain in the Jardin des Tuileries -- a historic public garden in Paris -- heralds the beginning of a five-year partnership between the fashion house and the Musée du Louvre to finance a series of major ecological, landscaping and restoration projects.
On Monday, a New York jury found Weinstein guilty on two of the five counts he was charged with: criminal sexual assault and rape in the third degree. His sentencing is expected to take place on March 11.