Don’t you just wish your social calendar was full of haute couture shows, Elton John parties and photoshoots? Alas, the life of a socialite is for few, but for the rest of us, there is always the internet. I regularly learn about these kind of events through my Twitter and Instagram feeds and today was no different. Numerous magazines, bloggers and celebs were tweeting and Instagramming their photos of the Dior Haute Couture SpringSummer2013 show which was held in a beautifully snowy Paris.
It’s the second couture show for Dior’s Raf Simons who took over from Galliano as creative director of the brand in 2011 and it did not disappoint!
The show was set in an Alice in Wonderland-esque enchanted garden where the models weaved between an oasis of greenery. The show displayed effortlessly restrained designs, such as the classic Dior peplum, voluminous skirts and bustiers. Simon’s is quoted as saying that he wanted the collection to ‘literally be about the season; to be about the very idea of spring’ – dresses were embellished with petals and flowers, while pastels reminiscent of the slow beginnings of Spring were contrasted with neon coloured tights signalling the beginning of Summer.
My favourite part of the show was the amazing crystallised ruby red lips which every model wore. They remind me of Dorothy’s shoes in the Wizard of Oz, adding another fairytale element to the magical collection. Here’s a close up look from Neiman Marcus’ instagram –
Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Alba and Chloe Moretz bore witness to the spectacle and them and many other celebrities will soon be falling over themselves to be spotted wearing the feminine but wearable collection.