In what was the most anticipated show of the Paris couture season, Raf Simons showed his first collection for Christian Dior. What had everybody talking amd swooning? The clothes, of course, and the walls decorated with real flowers …Divine !
Here’s what the fashion pack had to say :
“We designers today don’t hate each other the way they used to,” Alber Elbaz on attending the new Dior show.
“I’m speechless, it’s so beautiful - very Dior,” Dontatella Versace
“absolutely magnificent” Marc Jacobs
“It has never been done. This is a great premiere and it’s a tribute to beauty. The florists must be happy. They could not have a better customer!” Pierre Cardin
“God, we’d be fainting,” Marisa Berenson expressed relief that there were no white lilies in the mix, as she is allergic to them.
“It smells very nice and it’s very beautiful,” whispered Marion Cotillard.
“I think it’s right to do that, because the poor things aren’t going to last long,” Charlotte Rampling took the liberty of plucking some delphinium flowers from the wall.
“I thought it was amazing, It was a perfection: The music, the flowers, the clothes, the girls, the people, the ambiance. There is a lot of very positive ambiance here, and I think that everybody wanted Raf to succeed, and he did.” Alber Albaz
“The hardest thing to realize in fashion is that the future lies in the past. The second hardest thing is to forget the past. That precise turn of mind is what Raf Simons showed on Monday as he took control of Dior.” Cathy Horyn, The New York Times
“Bravo, Raf. Congratulations, Dior.” -Bridget Foley, WWD
See the show here at Vogue.com