Fencing on the Runway

Fencing on the Runway

By Lucy Friedmann

This Paris Fashion Week was an iconic one for Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first female creative director of Christian Dior. The collection, for Spring/Summer 2017, marked her debut as head of the celebrated design house. While thrilled to be able to witness this important moment in fashion history, I couldn't mask my excitement about another aspect of the show: the fencing-inspired ensembles. As a member of the Yale Fencing Team, I cannot believe that the outfit that I put on every afternoon is in fact stylish. So no more making fun! See below for some off-strip fencing-inspired attire.