The Dior show took place in Brooklyn, a seemingly new go to destination for designers to debut their work. Alexander Wang christened the area back in February when he showcased his line at the navy yards, Duggal Greenhouse. The trek did not deter guests from witnessing the new line. Guest included Rihanna, Marion Cottliard, Leelee Sobieski, Alison Williams, Adele Exarchapoulos, and Margot Robbie. The guest totale was 1000 and it also included Christian Louboutin, Proenza Shoulder’s Lazaro Herenandez and Jack McCollough. Guests either traveled by luxury Towncar or water taxi and either way the show was worth every second.
Raf Simmons who has been the artistic director for Dior for two years now debuted a new line that is lively, smart, and lovely with each piece having this french chic but practical aura to them. The scarves seemed to symbolize a fluidity but the pieces still maintained a modern and clean presence. Above all else the show debuted a lot of color and prints (lilac, red, yellows), and it was certainly not dainty, colored big sequins with floral prints, swirl tunics, structured jackets, high waisted trousers, jagged edged skirts, and stripes. Everything screamed edgy but nothing too overpowering. The take on the sport sandal was also really refreshing, jumping off last winters couture sneakers, sporty sandals with scarf straps came down the runway. The show totaled about 66 looks and just a fun coincidence that it’s the same number of years Dior has been in the US. By the end of the show guests may have realized that Brooklyn isn’t so bad and who knows if other designers will follow suite and bring their lines to this hipster borough.