Maria Grazia Chiuri channeled the fiesty resilience of the post-war woman for Dior Women's Fall Winter 23 collection, modelled by Bakhita Lual for the pages of our September Intuition issue. Namesake Christian Dior was well known for his ability to marry romance and glamour, a legacy that Chiuri has continued with her own approach to femininity and simplicity at the helm of the House.
Lensed by Tim Ashton and styled by Hannah Cooper, Lual is a vision of playfulness and power, donning garments that riff on 1950s silhouettes, but with a contemporary spin. In the spotlight are the Lady Dior and Lady D-Lite bags, each iteration a reflection of their royal namesake and of their long and decorated history as one of the French fashion house's most iconic and perennially popular bags.
CHRISTIAN DIOR top, skirt, shoes and earrings.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR shoe. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR Lady Dior bag.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR top, skirt, shoes and Lady Dior bag. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR Lady D-Lite bag and gloves.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress and shoes. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, gloves, headband, necklace, bracelet and ring.
CHRISTIAN DIOR Lady Dior bags.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR hat, scarf and earrings. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR top, skirt and shoes.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, shoes and gloves. Right: CHRISTIAN DIOR jacket, skirt and Lady D-Lite bag.
Left: CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, Lady Dior bag and ring. Right (top to bottom): CHRISTIAN DIOR Lady Dior bag, Lady D-Joy bag, Lady D-Joy bag and Lady D-Lite bag.
To experience the Intuition issue in its entirety, the September edition of RUSSH will be available on newsstands from 31 August and through our shop online.
Read more about the inspiration behind the issue in Jess Blanch's editor's letter, and get to know our cover star, Emily Miller, through our exclusive model profile. Wanting to purchase the Intuition issue in person? Find a stockist near you.
PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Ashton @ After Winter Agency
FASHION Hannah Cooper
MODEL Bakhita Lual @ Rin Models
HAIR Kyye @ AP—Reps using Hair Rituel by Sisley
MAKEUP Anne Timper @ After Winter Agency using Dior Beauty
SET DESIGN Max Rixon
DIGITAL OPERATOR Seok-Ho Yoon
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Brett Clarke and Daryl Orillaza
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Kirsten Humphreys