Show report: Dior A/W’12

From the romantic setting (the musee de Rodin) to the glossy dove grey runway, to the exquisite Natalia Vodianova and Mila Kunis on the front row - this show was all about elegance

From the romantic setting (the musee de Rodin) to the glossy dove grey runway, to the exquisite Natalia Vodianova and Mila Kunis on the front row – this show was all about elegance.

Even the mayhem of street styling photographers outside, didn’t destroy the sumptuousness of the Christian Dior A/W 12 spectacle. As for the clothes, this was Dior doing what it’s jet-setting devotees love most – beautifully made clothes that flatter, fit and fall into place, whatever the occasion.

With still no word on who will succeed John Galliano, designer Bill Gaytten stuck with a broadly New Look silhouette with keen emphasis on the waist. Not that collection didn’t have a strong sense of modernity.

The knitted skull caps that some of the models were wearing gave the collection a slick of cool and the tasteful palette of blushes, greys, nudes and aubergine blended effortlessly.

Classic collarless jackets were brought together with cropped, perfectly slim trousers or floating silk skirts. But the best was saved till last with flashgun friendly, super feminine gowns in an array of pinks, teal and just the right amount of black. A definite highlight of PFW.

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