When it comes to feminist sartorial statements, Dior has been the fashion house leading the way. Since Maria Grazia Chiuri took over at the helm of the French brand back in 2016 she has placed feminism at the centre of the conversation.
There was the t-shirt that referenced Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famed essay (and TED talk), We Should All Be Feminists and the follow up design that bared the words Why Are There No Great Women Artists?, a nod to art historian Linda Nochlin’s 1971 essay.
For the brand’s Spring 2018 Couture show they have revisited this theme once again. However, instead of plumping for another t-shirt, they got a little more creative and inked slogans onto models chests in the style of an elaborate necklace.
Each of the subtle designs was different but all were taken from the work of André Breton, the founder of the Surrealist movement and author of the Surrealist Manifesto. ‘In the beginning it is not a matter of understanding, but of loving,’ one read while another said, ‘The imaginary is what tends to become real.’
An ideal fit for the collection considering fellow Surrealist Leonor Fini also provided an inspiration for the print-heavy pieces.
Dior aren’t the only brand to have given temporary tattoos a high fashion makeover. Chanel have previously showcased non-permanent tattoo designs on the catwalk.