No one does a garden party like Christian Dior. Creative Director Raf Simmons has started a trend with beautiful and elaborate sets for the RTW and Couture collections that turn Paris into an enchanted garden. But Friday’s show took place in the largest creation yet, with a ceiling adorned with draping orchids, lianas, and wisteria that was a masterpiece that can really take your breath away.
It was the perfect staging for one of Dior’s strongest collections in quite some time. Of course, there’s been fantastic elements of all their collections but this presentation was so coherent and introduced a bit of a new side to Dior that’s urban contemporary with deconstructed gowns, a bright palette, and bold text like hyperrealness. It was a collection with mass appeal and great attention to detail.
The largest range of the collection was a sea of shimmering silver. Dior’s Paris Fashion Week answer to the sea of gold seen by Dolce and Gabbana in Milan. Full skirts twirled together in a unison motion that I wanted to sweep me up and take me away it was so gorgeous. Dior is back! If you could say they ever really went away. But certainly the bar has been risen with a strong Spring/Summer Collection that paints a mesmorizing dreamscape of beauty and grace. 100% pure Dior.