Christian Dior’s Resort 2020 collection is all about luxury, globalism, and culture. The predominant fabrics featured were toile du jouy, but a toile wholly designed and produced as a wax print in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan by a studio/atelier named Uniwax. Uniwax makes authentic African wax prints on cotton. These are the real deal: double-faced, gloriously and intentionally imperfect, labor intensive, narrative, and expressive. A number of months ago Chiuri brought to Uniwax her toiles of seasons past—with her jungle creatures, wacky flora, and tarot card allusions—and asked the folks there to design their versions of these motifs and to print in their ideal palette (one a mix of ochre/garnet/navy/emerald, the other navy/cream). The collection features nice range of suits and jumpsuits, empire ball gowns and capacious jackets.