Dior started with a question — literally. “Why have there been no great women artists?” read the first look. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri then traipsed through an assortment of midcentury French motifs: berets, worker denims, polka dots, mariniére stripes.
If her initial question was left unanswered (so French!), she did provide a fond tribute to the 20th-century sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle, who’s colorful approach to art touched on notions of feminism in an exuberant, non-cerebral way.