Raf Simons the Artistic Director of
Christian Dior has blended American Style
with European sensibility and 'presents a
subtle abstracted view of the two combined'
for the Dior Cruise Show White flag:
A distillation of American Style
transformed into a pure, new form for Dior.
The show was held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
on the banks of the East River.
The strip of water flows to meet the Hudson and has
an iconic view of Manhattan Island.
Guests were transported on a special Dior Water Taxi
The interior had mirror and LED reflected
animations of fluid floating scarves
echoing and abstracting the outside world.
DIOR Cruise 2015 Runway Show on the banks
of of the East River NY
of of the East River NY
The Dior River Taxi
Katia Toledano, Sidney Toledano
disembarking from the Dior River Taxi
The DIOR Dinner after the Show
'America is a constant inspiration for me" says Raf Simons.
"The pop culture, the energy, the fluidity ..
there is just something so alive here. What I always like in America
is that there is such a melting post of styles.
But there is always a look - a strong look.
Whether it is uptown or downtown,
East or West coast, there is always a strength
and reality to how women dress here"
The Silk Scarf or French carre is the centre of the collection
- 'The flag of the Collection.
Used for the construction of garments.
Scarf wrapped shoes and jewellery.
We can still can see the traditional couture constructions,
with pleats and godets and tailored suiting.
American homespun crafts such as macrame:
suede hand woven fabrics for tailoring.
And a fabulous mix of prints.
We loved the peep toe laced up ankle boots.
"I wanted an element of playfulness in powerful looks,
it was an element of freedom coming into
those looks' explains Raf Simons. "This freedom is something
I admire in the way particular American
women dress. And I feel a really strong energy coming
from American women in their response to the work I
am doing at Dior - and historically to the response
America had to the work of Christian Dior himself.
It is a reciprocal relationship and I wanted to return that feeling"
Take a look at the whole Show here:
The Following Celebrities Attended the Show:
Chiara Mastroianni-Charlotte Chesnis
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis
Harley Viera Newton
Lauren Santo Domingo
Lazaro Hernandez-Jack McCollough
Shirin von Wulffen
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
Adele Exarchopoulos, Marion Cotillard
Elizabeth von Guttman
Leelee Sobieski, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Sidney Toledano, Marion Cotillard
Tonne Goodman, Helena Christensen, Patrick Dermarchelier
Until next time J Xx