5 talking points from Dior Couture Fall 2015
A bright and bold new direction for Dior
Creative Director Raf Simons’ Dior Couture Fall 2015 showcase was nothing short of extravagant – from the surreal set and dreamy couture to the stunning guests. Here’s all you need to know about the show.
The set for the Dior show looked like a Pointillist greenhouse created at Musée Rodin. The painted glass panels hung in the air, with the sun gleaming through its tinted panels – Simons took inspiration from ornate church windows. Inside, Dior’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ featured a lilac runway strewn with “forbidden fruit”. It played well with Simons intention of returning to innocence.
It opened to a star-studded front row: Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o looked radiant in a cherry red dress from Dior. Emily Blunt charmed in all white Dior, while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was striking in her Dior mini.
Pointillist and Flemish artists inspired Simons’ hand-painted couture creations. The risqué tabard-inspired dresses caused a stir on Instagram. Another highlight? Neoprene coats with hints of fur – some saw a Red Riding Hood vibe there. “The idea of purity and innocence versus luxury and decadence and how that is encapsulated by the idea of Dior’s garden.” This garden, Simons told The Guardian, is “no longer a flower garden but a sexual one”.
The shiny block-heeled platforms covered in sequins caught everyone’s attention. Plus, we think we’ll be seeing a lot of the knee-high strappy sandals.
The unkempt beachy waves won against fussed over tresses, and the make-up was minimal. We wholeheartedly approve!