Runway Report: Christian Dior

It’s quite a feat to have your audiences’ jaws drop before a show even begins but leave it to Raf Simons and his creative team to do just that. As guests entered the Musée Rodin, they approached the expansive faux glass structure made of colorfully hand-painted pointillist floral panels which housed Dior’s F/W 2015 couture runway show.

Influenced by Bosch’s early-sixteenth-century triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, floating chiffons and layers of organza danced with surrealistic flowers, prominently displaying themselves throughout his dreamy creations – like the many ankle grazing full-skirted dresses – bringing about bouts of classic Dior memories but with Simons’ modern DNA. Where he brought the devilish juxtaposition to the angelic white came in the form of layered chain mail, heavy-duty leather outerwear and never-ending side-slits.

There was certainly a standout silhouette which found itself within his interpretation of a coat. Large in size yet lavish in style, the cape/coat hybrid found itself draped elegantly over his girls’ frames but cooly with one sleeve hacked off and the other in luxurious sable.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m