Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection for Christian Dior was big news. The creative director had left her design partner of over two decades, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Valentino, the brand they had reinvigorated jointly, in order to make history as the first female creative director of the Paris-based Dior. To mark the beginning of her tenure, Chiuri went directly feminist for the theme of her first show.
With that theme, it’s little surprise that as the Women’s March raged on seven continents all around the globe, Dior ambassadors were spotted in wares from the collection. And not just any piece, but specifically the line’s tee that states simply: “We Should All Be Feminists.”
Rihanna, the brand’s first (and only) face of color, and the ambassador who made history having been the first to collaborate with the brand on product, styled her shirt with a pinstriped blazer, distressed jeans, and Timberland boots made for marching. Her signature bold look and pulled-back hair completed the look.
Her ambassador sister Natalie Portman also turned out in the tee wearing a deconstructed pinstriped blazer as well. Accessorized with a choker (a fashion item that has long been affiliated with feminism) as well as Dior So Kate frames, she was definitely ready to get a bit of a march in.
“”Thank you all for being here and for showing our power to the world, and thank you to the wonderful men, who show us that women also have many champions and compadres,” Portman said as a part of a speech she gave at the march. “Now, from the bottom of both hearts beating inside my miraculous female body, I want to thank our new president; you just started the revolution.”
Then there was Jennifer Lawrence. Though she didn’t wear it today, on social media, an image of her started to circulate wearing the tee as well. The photo itself is Harper’s Bazaar Germany’s February 2017 cover shot by Ben Hassett. It too features the actress wearing a blazer.
The wearing of the piece for the three ambassadors shows an alliance not only to the brand but also to this new cause that goes far beyond fashion.