PARIS — Maps ain’t what they used to be. For all the certainty that satellites bring to to global location, there is little in the way of artistry that can be found in a Google product. Where have all the dragons gone? Those fire-breathing creatures that symbolized the cartographically unknown went the way of limitations in an age speed and efficiency — extinction.

Artists might not be making maps like they once were, but that does not mean artists have abandoned maps altogether. Maria Grazia Chiuri anyhow hasn’t and in fact drew heartily from a 1953 illustration by Albert Decaris depicting the world travels of Christian Dior. Later in his autobiography Dior observed that “a complete collection should address all types of women in all countries.” And so it was Monday afternoon at Hôtel des Invalides for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s second haute couture collection since taking up the design mantle at Dior. There something for just about every woman that could be said to be included in the world according to Dior. The open air set designed by Alexandre de Betak of Bureau Betak featured flora and fauna (nearly full-scale 3D wooden models) from various regions of the earth from deserts to the savanna grasses. The collection showed great adventure mixing a heroine’s flair with men’s workwear fabrics.

On the afternoon Estella Brons closed the show and was preceded on the runway by Grace Hartzel, Lia Pavlova, Julie Hoomans, Leila Goldkuhl, Maria Clara, Odette Pavlova, Lineisy Montero, Selena Forrest, and Nandy Nicodeme. All told it was a memorable journey, one lead by a heroine who looks as assured as ever.

Credits include: Client, Christian Dior; Collection, Haute Couture Fall / Winter 2017-2018; Creative design, Maria Grazi Chiuri; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Peter Philips for Dior; Show direction and production, Alexandre de Betak at Bureau Betak; Art direction, Pietro Ruffo; Vegetation, Éric Chauvin; Music direction, Michel Gaubert; Casting, Michelle Lee Casting; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.