We got used to seeing the traditional Caretos de Lazarim dressed in impressive raffia costumes and those scary masks that symbolize the devil who goes out into the street to disturb the girls. But this season, these girls became delicate goddesses who modeled on catwalks and showed that behind a Careto man, there is always a powerful woman. Hell on the loose or not, whoever said he would never use raffia pieces should erase any record of that statement. This summer, there is no way around it, and the proof is in the wonderful dresses created by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior. No, raffia is not only used to make baskets, it can also be used to sew Haute Couture dreams.
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