Today was THE day! Raf Simons’ first collection for the House of Dior was shown to the public, which was also his first couture collection ever. And I was there. Well, not in Paris but following the live streaming.
The show was held in a private house in Paris and each room was covered from floor to ceiling in fresh flowers. Each room another flower, another color. It looked amazing and very promising for what was about to come!
The show started off with very simple, minimalistic pieces but then it was like the archives of Dior opened and entered the 21st century. I am so happy to see that Raf brought the House of Dior back to its core: grace, elegance, femininity.
For the first time, a fashion show was attended by many fellow designers. Icons like Pierre Cardin, Azzedine Alaïa, Alber Elbaz, Donatella Versace and Diane von Furstenberg were there for Raf’s debut. It’s clear that Raf is very loved and highly respected in the industry.
There were also some negative comments about this collection, mainly from the fans of Galliano. I don’t understand the people who don’t see Christian Dior in this collection. Go check the archives I would say. For me, Galliano was not Dior. You can decide for yourself and watch the show on YouTube.