With the rise of vintage fashion in recent years, designers across the fashion industry have taken to the archives of fashion houses to find inspiration for their latest collections. For Maria Grazia Chiuri, the long and poignant history of Maison Dior leaves ample room for creative discovery and interplay, but designer Marc Bohan's time at the helm was a particular period of interest.

In 1961, the media characterized Bohan's Slim Look collection as such: "It completely changes fashion, just as the New Look did in 1947." In creating Dior's Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Chiuri attempted the same by reimagining Bohan's work in a colorful sea of looks that combines modernized silhouettes with '60s color blocking, accentuated by the geometric artwork interpolated throughout the collection by artist Anna Paparatti.