Should we all be feminists?

by Thursday, May 18, 2017

The story is sad but true, she left Valentino and headed to Dior. What follows are first lines of history all covered up in midnight blue poetry. The new Dior collection under the magic wand of grande bellezza Maria Grazia Chiuri is a dream coming true. Speaking of – It lasted “ONLY” almost 70 years for a brand such as Dior to take a female creative director to lead its way in the 21st century. Never ever had a woman before stepped into Diors sacred chambers to lead it, love it, cherrish it as its own baby.

I will not talk in this place about the famous men from The House of Dior or any other men who influenced or shared the position with Maria. Meaning I will just reproduce the the vicious circle we are caught in, regarding men and women. I will talk about her fabulous attitude and T-Shirts saying We should all be feminists. I am wondering did she had the many men in mind when she created those? One thing surely – the Book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the same name – We should all be Feminists is no coincidence. (In case you are wondering: Yes, she appeared in Beyonces Flawless but lets get back to the point) I usually like to describe the term feminist a bit closer, because its not all the same for me. I would say yes to liberal feminists and no to radical ones. When it comes to Adichie, I actually like her way of thinking and could easily be influenced and say yes to the question being asked: Should we all be feminists?

“I think men are lovely, but I don’t think that women should relate everything they do to men: did he hurt me, do I forgive him, did he put a ring on my finger? We women are so conditioned to relate everything to men. Put a group of women together and the conversation will eventually be about men. Put a group of men together and they will not talk about women at all, they will just talk about their own stuff. We women should spend about 20 per cent of our time on men, because it’s fun, but otherwise we should also be talking about our own stuff.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In this case: Yes! We should all be Feminists! We should admire Maria Grazia Chiuri and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and see this as a big step for women. I am proud that such a talented woman finally made it and can stand on her own (for those who are not introduced – she shared her job at Valentino with her best mate Pierpaolo Piccioli) as a leading person for one of the most known luxury fashion brands worldwide. Lets hope for more Diorevolutions out there.


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