By  on October 29, 2018

PARIS – “Why have there been no great women artists?” asked the slogan T-shirt that opened Maria Grazia Chiuri’s spring 2018 show for Dior. The latest edition of the Dior Lady Art project hopes to consign that question to the history books by tapping a list of exclusively female artists to customize the Lady Dior handbag.

The sentence was the title of a 1971 essay by art historian Linda Nochlin that examined the hurdles that have prevented women in the West from succeeding in the art world. Arguably, many of those obstacles still exist, but as this year’s selection — the first to be curated by Chiuri — shows, women artists have never been more influential.

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