Last year I went to Los Angeles for the first time. Can you imagine! I really hadn’t been, and I couldn’t be more excited. What was even more exciting, though, was that I would be there for the Dior Cruise 2018 show, which was again a first for me. In the middle of “nowhere” – because that’s how it felt – but in reality, in the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas to be precise, Maria Grazia’s first Cruise collection for Dior walked down nature’s purest runway. You remember, right? Well, I do. It was unforgettable, and ever since, I’ve been secretly praying I would be able to witness such a spectacle before… Well, Cruise 2019 season is about to start, and there’s a lot waiting for us…
Starting with one of our favorites: Chanel. The iconic French brand will be showing their 2019 Cruise collection in Paris, and reside in the luxurious Ritz hotel for the week. Dior, the brand that blew our minds with last year’s desert destination – read above – will be setting foot in the French historic Chantilly Stables – just 30 miles from Paris – for their new Cruise collection. Both Louis Vuitton and Gucci will be also be showing their Cruise 2019 collection in France, however, Prada chose a more urban location: New York.
Rumor goes that I will be taking you with me to two of the Cruise shows this season… Can you guess which ones?
Wearing a look from the Dior Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Photography by Jeff Thibodeau