Here's how you can take a stand alongside Dior for a good cause

Here's how you can take a stand alongside Dior for a good cause

We should all be feminists

Text: Andrea Sim

Proceeds from the house's much talked-about T-shirt will go to a foundation for the underprivileged

The opening exit of Maria Grazia Chiuri's Dior debut was met with mixed reactions. As the intentionally worn-in T-shirt that bore the title of (novelist and prominent feminist) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay — 'We Should All Be Feminists' — made its way down the runway, it elicited two instinctive responses. One of which is of pride that Chiuri had entered the ranks of designers unafraid to take a stand on the issue at hand; on the flipside, a cry that the house was, along with a slew of other brands, capitalising on the feminist movement.  

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Well, critics be damned. To show that they mean business, Dior is employing a different approach post-show, by allowing their actions to speak louder than their words. It has been announced that the proceeds from Dior's headlining T-shirt will go towards the Clara Lionel Foundation — an initiative by Rihanna, a friend and face of the house — funding educational and healthcare needs for underprivileged youth.

And there we have it: A maison and its artistic director advocating equality for women not for a robust retail run, but to lend its reach and hopefully, make a difference. Now you can too.

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