A Simply Beautiful Collection at Paris Fashion Week
Dior stayed on the same tack when it leads to the beautiful, full skirts in aubergine gazaar (a stiff, silk chiffon) or lilac cloque (a thick textured silk), round necked dresses with skirts gathered at the waist, and collarless alpaca coats with concealed hooks and eyes that we were shown yesterday? All lengths are below – way below – the knee, in keeping with what we’ve already seen on the catwalks in London and Milan. Both the colour palatte – sludgy pinks, heather and grey – and silhouette were reminiscent of those seen at Raf Simons’ final show for Jil Sander in Milan last weekend. Belgian born Simons has been widely tipped as Galliano’s successor.
Gaytten, like Simons, is working remarkably close to the original Dior template of the 1940s – so close, that a cluster of mannequins dressed in outfits from the new Dior collection looked almost like a grouping from a museum. If re-interpreting Dior’s New Look is Simons’ and Gayttens’ way of auditioning for the big job, all bets remain off as to the outcome.
Many celebrities adorned the first row of the show, Mila Kunis, Natalia Vodianova, Dasha Zukova, Leigh Lezark, Olivia Palermo among others were dazzled about the beautiful collection.
(L-R) Mila Kunis, Leigh Lezark, and Dasha Zukova.
By: Itziar Arriola H.