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Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

A model wears a creation as part of Dior's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion collection presented Monday, July 4, 2022 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A model wears a creation as part of Dior's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion collection presented Monday, July 4, 2022 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Paris (AP) -- Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday.

The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting point for designer Maria Grazia Chiuri who returned this season to the atelier’s needle-and-thread. It made for an embroidery-rich collection riffing on Eastern European styles, which the house said was also a message of cultural dialogue and support — one that could imagine a “better tomorrow.”