A Dior Debut

Donatella Versace and Ricardo Tisci may have couture shows in Paris this week, but that did not stop them from being part of the audience at Raf Simmon’s debut at the Dior Paris couture show Monday afternoon. Along with them, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz, Christopher Kane, Olivier Theyskens, Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Cardin and Azzedine Alaia were the other designers in attendance. The fashion show had one of the highest appearances of designers supporting another designers show….ever. In almost all of the 54 designs, Simmons references back to the first decade of the house. Simmons is only the fifth designer to fill the position of creative director since Christian founded the company. He was selected carefully for his expertise to fill the spot which was previously held by John Galliano. Bar jackets, tuxedos, cigarette pants, ball-gown dresses, florals and bold colors were all seen on the runway. With a new creative director, and a very impressive debut collection from Simmons, Dior may make it’s comeback as one of the top powerhouses of fashion. Designers beware.

These are a few of my many favorite looks…


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