Remember a few weeks back when Marc Jacobs gave his white models faux dreadlocks during his show at NY Fashion week? Remember how he called out black women for straightening their hair? Nothing like that this time. Maria Grazia, the first Creative Director of Dior, has used Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as inspiration for the Dior SS2017 collection. That’s what it takes to have a woman as the Creative Director for a fashion house.

One would barely have expected to spot Chimamanda Ngozi on the front row show during Paris Fashion Week on Friday. Not to think of her being the guest of honour for the show. She sat next to the usual celebrity crew – Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard, Rihanna, Bianca Jagger . Other celebrities on Dior’s front row were Rihanna, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lawrence and other big fashion icons.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Front row during the Paris Fashion Week Dior Show

The models strutted down the runway in romantic dresses and fencing-inspired suiting. However, there’s one piece which for sure will go viral; a T-shirt that in every way, exhibited woman-power and feminism. The T-shirt boldly read WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINIST. Oh! The song played while the models walked down was Beyonce’s “Flawless” which features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous TEDx talk about feminism.

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T-Shirt Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi’s TEDx talk about feminism.

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