spring prêt-à-porter: christian dior, paris
by Jeremy Danté
as sexy pin-up sailors walked the runway for the house of christian dior, a stunning cast of females blazed the catwalk. karlie kloss opened the show as anja rubik, toni garrn, kasia struss, jourdan dunn, jac jagaciak, jacquelyn jablonski, constance jablonski, chanel iman, coco rocha, rose cordero, sigrid agren, siri tollerod, liu wen, vlada roslyakova, frida gustavsson, ana selezneva, maryna linchuk & iris strubegger followed. i was waiting on the edge of my seat wondering where joan was & thinking of possible conflicts with scheduling to provide reason for not seeing her this far into the show sequence. then, joan smalls closed the show. an amazing feat to be accomplished for such a historically valued house, as dior. the collection did well with it’s use of nautical sailor elements & seemed to come off as a set of army wives walking around a hawaiian army base in my mind. i loved the collections use of sheer along with the wide stretched socks that appeared at the opening sequence of the show. overall, the house of dior under the creative hand of galliano is unstoppable. im glad that we got a little bit of paradise this season as we’ve been seeing a slightly darker aesthetic in the past few seasons. one of the most sought after shows each season, galliano delivered completely this season. a wide range of looks, refreshingly bold use of color; cast & concepts completely on-point. one of the seasons best. always a strong direction & well executed vision at dior.