Chicago, the 80-year-old artist, author and educator, is best known for two era-defining endeavours: founding the first ever feminist art programme at California State University in the early 1970´s, and her groundbreaking installation The Dinner Party - a table with ceramic place settings inscribed with names of some of history’s most prominent women, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Virginia Woolf. Speaking to AnOther in 2018 about pyrotechnics, toxic masculinity, and her groundbreaking work, Chicago said: ”nobody seemed to be able to see what I could see at the time. Toxic masculinity is now a global phenomenon. It’s a function of patriarchal control, and it’s a way, you can call it mass terrorism, of keeping women in line.
“Judy Chicago invites us to reconsider the roles and power relationships that determine, through the lens of gender, the way we live together today,” read a statement from Dior this morning. After its reveal at the S/S20 Haute Couture show later this month, The Female Divine will be open to members of the public from January 21st to the 26th, 2020.