60 posts tagged "Christian Dior"
Ever since the news broke that John Galliano was shacking up chez Oscar, we’ve all been wondering what, exactly, he was doing there. Has he been sketching? Consulting? Auditioning to be Oscar’s creative heir? Just hanging out? After watching de la Renta’s Fall ’13 show yesterday evening, it seemed pretty clear what Galliano’s been up to. Or, at the very least, it was clear that he’s had quite an influence on de la Renta’s work. We’re still waiting for a comment on what Galliano’s precise role was in the collection, but a few pictures—specifically the side-by-sides of Galliano’s Fall ’07 for Dior (left) and de la Renta’s Fall ’13 (right)—can say a lot.
Considering the recent influx of Spring ’13 campaign reveals, it was only a matter of time until Raf Simons’ debut womenswear ads surfaced. And now, here they are, lensed by longtime Simons collaborator Willy Vanderperre: fresh, clean, and minimal, just like Mr. Simons’ floral skirts and slick black suits.
Halloween has come and gone, and Thanksgiving is barreling down the pike, which means that Christmas is mere minutes away—and with it, Christmas windows. Today, Dior announced that it has partnered with Paris’ Printemps department store to do the retailers’ annual holiday windows, which will pay tribute to the history of the house and its helmsmen, from Monsieur Dior himself to John Galliano to the newly installed Raf Simons. For 11 windows along the Boulevard Haussmann, Dior created 2-foot-tall dolls, each wearing an haute couture look from the house’s archive, recreated by the couture ateliers at 30 Avenue Montaigne (with a few stuffed male dancing partners in the mix, wearing Dior Homme). They range from the classic Bar jacket look (above) to Galliano’s flower-shop gown (below) from Fall ’10 to Simons’ debut collection for the house. The dolls themselves—74 will be created in all, and animated in the windows—are one-of-a-kind and not for sale, but an accompanying collection of holiday gifts including shoes, bags, scarves, timepieces, and even Dior snow globes will be sold. As part of one (above right), the Bar jacket can be yours after all—albeit under glass. The completed windows will be unveiled December 9 by Dior face Marion Cotillard.
Raf Simons’ debut ready-to-wear collection for Dior was, without a doubt, a triumph. Here, relive last month’s landmark runway show in Paris with this exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Watch the film above.
Norman Parkinson was an instrumental force in taking fashion photography out of the studio and into the street in the 1950s. Visual proof: Coming and Going, a diptych featuring Nena von Schlebrügge (a.k.a. Uma Thurman’s mom), which will go on the auction block at Christie’s in London next month. (She’s wearing, for the record, Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection for Christian Dior [Coming] and Estrava [Going].) “Norman Parkinson revolutionized the world of British fashion photography in the 1950s with images such as these, where he brought his models from the staid studio environment into the more dynamic outdoor setting—in this case the streets of London,” Christie’s specialist Mark Wilkinson tells the Telegraph. “He paved the way for others who then developed this concept, most famously, David Bailey.” The diptych is expected to fetch £3,000 to £4,000 at the September 3 auction.