Raf Simons looked to the past for Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection this afternoon…
Simons transformed the Cour Carrée venue, attached to the Louvre in Paris, into a giant modernist box to present a collection which included: Sixties style dresses and one-piece suits with animal prints on them – inspired from a 1947 Christian Dior show. Panther print is the new floral y’know! As well as sexy, second-skin boots that wouldn’t look out of place in Dakota Johnson’s (who was sat FROW-side at Dior today, alongside singer Lorde and Kanye West) Fifty Shades of Grey wardrobe.
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The animal kingdom was reinterpreted on clothes at Dior – with swirling psychedelic panther prints in contrasting colours on dresses, leotards, boots (and even reflected in a pair of Perspex heels). Raf Simons revamped an old panther print that Christian Dior used in 1947 – which was revolutionary for its time.
The catspiration didn’t stop at the clothes – with a kinky selection of boots injecting some serious glamour to the occasion, reminiscent of Michelle Phieffer’s Catwoman. With vinyl pull-on boots that looked like second skin in deep crimson, blacks, swirling purples and red patent.
Make-up maestro Peter Philips previously at Chanel and now making magic happen at Dior, opted for a block eyeshadow paired with a natural face – with each model donning a different colour. Disclaimer: don’t take the shadow all the way up to your brows à la Dior, to avoid looking like you’ve been punched in the face…
Raf Simons nails the feminine silhouette. Fact. And this AW15 was no different, with a definite nod to the swinging decade – featuring a selection of graphic polo necks, trouser suits and black shift dresses paired with embellished oversized bow ties.
Half ’n’ half nail colour
Sometimes the task of choosing a nail colour takes longer than the painting your nails part. Well, if the talons at Dior’s show are anything to go by, we’ve just cut our time in half… the girls had their hands painted two different colours, one on each hand. Voilà!
Deep side parting
Rapunzel’s hair just got a sleek do-over. Models wore their hair in a long pony swept dramatically to one side, styled by hair genius Guido Palau, who created the look with extensions.