With the rumour mill still in overdrive as to who will take over the head of Dior, Bill Gaytten and his team decided to celebrate the maison’s illustrious history, reminding us exactly how much this fabled French luxury brand has to offer. Models strode down the runway in a pastel collection of organza skirts, dresses and diaphanous eveningwear. Black and white herringbone check added a graphic strength to blouses and tulip skirts. While pillar box red dresses, in an array of different cuts and lengths, added a flirty, feminine air. Tailoring took its cue from Monsieur Dior’s dropped kimono sleeve, while raised waists, wider necklines and Basque detailing created a more compact, modern shape. A series of floor length chiffon evening gowns (destined for next year’s Oscars) saw house codes lovingly reworked into a light and fresh silhouette. This is a house on the edge of big change. Watch this space.
Text: Holly Shackleton
Photography: Mitchell Sams