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While many luxury fashion houses are taking their runway shows on the road, presenting in locations ranging from Tokyo to Florence, Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri brought a safari to Paris for the French house's Fall 2017 Haute Couture collection. 

After a misstep for Fall 2017, Chiuri follows her Calabasas-set Resort 2018 collection with a strong showing for couture. As the legacy brand celebrates its 70th anniversary, Chiuri channelled Monsieur Christian Dior himself, bringing out her own version of his famous Bar Jacket and finding inspiration in Mr. Dior's international voyages. Italian artist Pietro Ruffo designed the set — a giant star with five prongs at the center represented each continent to which Dior had traveled — complete with wooden animals and dramatic landscapes. And though this collection might be the closest Chiuri has hewn to the archives during her tenure at Dior thus far, there are certainly plenty of her signature touches throughout the collection, seen best in the diaphanous gowns as well as the embroidered and knife-pleated detailing.

See the full Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2017 collection:

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