Jan 10, 2018 by Abigail Sanchez

Dior Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri Why One Awards Show Statement Isn’t Enough

In an interview with Vogue, red carpet designer Maria Grazia Chiuri commented on the all-black attire that stars proudly wore progressing the #MeToo movement and launching the "Time's Up" campaign. As many of us would likely agree, she explained that this huge fashion statement is not enough to make a lasting difference.

Maria Grazia Chiuri is a designer for Christian Dior who is currently in Paris finishing up her Spring 2018 Haute Couture and Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections. Not every woman felt the need to flaunt designer dresses on the red carpet Monday, but Chiuri was privileged to design personalized all-black gowns for Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Biel, Natalie Portman, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sally Hawkins.

The day following the Golden Globes, as she watched Oprah Winfrey's speech from France, Chiuri was touched by her words, as many of us were.

“She was incredible, the moment, watching the movement of #MeToo and Time’s Up happen was incredible,” Chiuri said.

Chiuri has always supported this movement, and she's "eager to take real, accountable action to push its values in her own male-driven industry," according to Vogue. An example of this is her support of the LVMH and Kering model charter banning underweight, underage women, the heart behind it being to empower women to be themselves.

"To me," Chiuri states, "the Golden Globes was important because it showed a large group of women supporting one another. In fashion and in any industry, it can be very difficult to find a lot of women standing together."

Designer and full supporter of the #MeToo movement, Chiuri, said she doesn't really know if this all-black statement will continue throughout this awards season, but she does emphasize a more important matter than red carpet fashion choices.

"I think we have to remember that we have to be working at this every single day," Chiuri reminds us. "A big moment like the Globes is important because so many people see it, hear the message, but at the same time, if we don’t work towards change every day, between red carpets, between collections, then it’s just not enough.”

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