See, I think this is a better view.
You can actually see them building the entrance
of what will be a mother goddess figure.
In 1977 I designed a mother goddess sculpture.
When Maria Grazia invited me to collaborate with her
I proposed that Dior build the goddess figure
that I had never been able to realise
and that the show be held inside the body of the goddess.
Here’s where we are right now, we’re close to the belly
and then there’s the breast and there’s the head.
When we walked through the Rodin museum
I became acutely aware of its “masculiness” nature and how the museum
and most of the sculptures are kind of a paean to masculinity
and now here behind the museum is a paean to femininity,
that’s why the guy is going ‘oh my God I never thought this would happen!’
Purple, I love purple. My toenails too.
I decided to change the colour of my hair when I turned 80.
Purple is a royal colour.
So that’s about as close as I’m getting to royalty.
This is the interior.
They’ll be twenty banners on which will be posed a series of questions.
If women ruled the world, would buildings resemble wombs?
Have you looked at the buildings all over?
We’re so used to seeing phallic structures
that people don’t even recognise what they are.
And then those banners were actually fabricated
in a school for embroidery for women in India that Dior supports.
In India, men are the primary embroiderers, so this is a way of empowering women
around the globe, which is of course what Maria Grazia and I both believe in.
It will be like being inside a warm, enveloping, safe environment,
like the world should be.