Christian Dior’s Couture Fall 2015 is a page out of a book of fables and fairytales. Whoever thought capes were just for Little Red Riding Hood and superheros is clearly confused, because the models in Dior’s show absolutely kill the overcoat-cape look in the fiercest way possible. Pieces like sheer floor-gazing ethereal dresses and statement-making A-line floral dresses condone a spring-summer-appropriate look for this upcoming fall.
Each ensemble stuns against the lavender runway and whimsical ambiance of the overall venue. Onlookers might say Christian Dior’s show is something out of a Disney Princess movie. Though most looks seem quite dated (centuries past, perhaps) and unrealistic for everyday wear, the presentation and use of color and subtleties is brilliant.
Themed pieces include furs, what appears to be a modern-day sweater vests, flared pants, colorfully printed dresses, thick coats and more.
Creative director of Christian Dior, Raf Simmons, says of the show, “Dior is always a fairy tale, no matter what I’m doing.” Fairytale indeed. The show radiated with an Alice-in-Wonderland feel. “The idea of purity and decadence and how that is encapsulated by Dior’s garden — no longer a flower garden but a sexual one,” the Belgian designer goes on to say. With models strutting in sky high platform pumps and garbed in dresses of the thinnest possible fabrics revealing their naked chests, sexuality is clear through the fall collection.
“I was intrigued by the idea of forbidden fruit, and what that meant now.” Is Dior’s Couture line the new age Garden of Eden? Well, the props on the catwalk do appear to be fruit — maybe Simmon’s take on forbidden fruit. Either perspective or theme you play, Christian Dior’s Couture Fall 2015 is sure to please.
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