I hope all of you enjoyed your 4th of July. I decided to take the day off from writing yesterday so I could enjoy the festivities with my friends. It’s back to business today though A very exciting fashion event occurred on Monday and it’s more than noteworthy. Raf Simons, the new head creative director for Christian Dior, unveiled his much anticipated collection at the start of Haute Couture Week in Paris.
The Belgian designer took on his new role at Dior after an extensive search conducted by the designer house to find a replacement for John Galliano. As some of you may remember, John Galliano was dismissed in February of last year after a drunken, anti-Semitic rant in a Paris Bar. Dior had been eager to move on from the incident by finding a designer with equal the talent of Galliano, but minus the drama. They certainly found what they were looking for!
Distinguished guests which included designer rival names like Dianne von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Alber Elbaz (designer for Lanvin) arrived at a luxurious residence near the Arc de Triomphe to find the ceilings and walls of the salon adorned all over with flowers…only one type of flower in a single color was used in each room. The 54 piece couture collection consisted of modern pieces with sleek, clean lines and bold, vibrant colors. In case you didn’t know, in couture, the clothes are cut and stitched by hand. The detail that went into each piece is nothing short of amazing. Needless to say, the collection was very well received and Simons has proven that he has the goods to take the designer house to new heights!
Check out some of the pieces:
Okay so my favorite piece is…YEAH RIGHT! I can’t choose a favorite because they are all my favorite! I love this collection!
Until next time!