Everything that Happened at Dior’s Incredible Couture Show
See all the highlights – from the catwalk to the front row
3 July 2019
All Credits: PA
Celebrities and fashion industry insiders have gathered in Paris for the Dior haute couture show, and the unveiling of the brand’s autumn/winter 2019-2020 collection.
But unlike ready-to-wear collections, these designs aren’t destined for boutiques and department stores.
They’ll only be available made to order, with prices starting from around £10,000/AED46,163 at a minimum for daywear, and reaching astronomical heights for evening gowns.
The beauty look
Make-up artist Peter Phillips designed the beauty look to complement the dark hues of the collection.
He emphasised the eyes with a smoked out, charcoal grey eyeshadow, leaving the eyelashes bare and the brows brushed up.
‘Are clothes modern?’ was the question emblazoned on a white T-shirt worn by Ruth Bell, who opened the show, referencing a quote from designer and architect Bernard Rudofsky.
He argued that some garments, such as pointed-toe shoes, are actually harmful, which might explain why there was a focus on comfort and practicality at the Dior show, with flowing silhouettes and flat, open-toed sandals.
There was plenty of glamour in this almost all-black offering, thanks to intricate lace and beaded dresses, and dramatic full-skirted gowns destined for the red carpet.
Chiuri said architecture was one of the other themes of the collection, the most literal translation of which came with the wonderfully tongue-in-cheek last look of the show: A model of 30 Avenue Montaigne worn as a dress.
Will any couture clients be placing an order for the townhouse dress? Chances are it won’t be as popular as the evening gowns, but we can’t wait to see this architectural gem popping up in many an editorial shoot.