Skip Nav
Celebrity Style
These 25 Stars Will Inspire You to Rock a Jumpsuit on Your Next Night Out
Models
What Gigi Hadid Thinks the Fashion World Is Missing
Facts
10 Facts About Sex and the City That Will Blow Every Fashion Girl's Mind
Celebrity Style
15 Times We Wanted to Raid Michelle Dockery's Wardrobe

All The Looks From Christian Dior At Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Christian Dior Spring 2013

View in slideshow
Christian Dior Spring 2013
Image Source: Getty

The new venue Hotel National des Invalides had "Dior" written simply, dramatically across the front as a fashion crowd that included everyone from Kanye to Leelee Sobieski made their way inside for Raf Simons' latest lineup. That in itself is a big way to start a show — the evidence of some pretty high expectations for Simons' Spring debut, which happily lived up to the hype. Raf knows how to excite, but it's not for show either; it's modern and wearable, giving Dior a contemporary edge that hasn't been there for a long time. Hemlines were shorter and dresses were sexier, though the most obvious nods to the future were in Raf's pearlescent, iridescent fabrications that covered tops and microminis. It was an awesome play with proportions and silhouettes that Simons masterfully crafted with reimagined suiting — blazers as dresses, slashed pleats, new iterations of Dior's ladylike jackets. Then, the collection gave way to the real head-turners, minimalist shifts and strapless A-line dresses electrified with a flash of neoprene and a whimsical, pearl-like shimmer. Click here to see the trend breakdown The sheer and lace overlays were both entirely feminine but not girlie or precious; they were cool. Even the eveningwear was cool: uniquely crafted and displays of tulle and embellishment used sparingly, just enough to spark interest on — but not overwhelm — a black cocktail dress. For the finale, we got a little more volume and glamour, but it was all elegant and tempered, giving us the most modern rendition of the ballgown with slim, semisheer tops and full skirts covered in iridescent florals. These may be the pieces the Hollywood set turns to for dressing up, but the collection in its entirety proved Raf is adept at building a collection and a design house capable of far more. The pieces in this lineup could take you well beyond red-carpet appearances and the elite cocktail-party circuit (if, of course, you can afford a piece).

  • Trends: Iridescent fabrications, suiting, stripes, sheer and lace overlay, asymmetrical cuts, and peplum.
  • Colours: Iridescent pastels, charcoal gray, black, white, a flash of bright citron, orange, and fuchsia.
  • Key Piece: The pearlescent dresses and tops were brilliant; we also loved the smart, sexy plays on suiting.
  • Accessories: Scarves, pointed-toe pumps, metallic heels, metal cuffs, classic handbags.
  • Who Should Wear It: The iridescent violet asymmetrical mini was made for Diane Kruger; attendee Leelee Sobieski should wear the white blazer-style dress.
Join The Conversation
Do Victoria's Secret Models Get Cold on the Runway?
Chanel Metiers D'Art show in Paris 2016
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 | Pictures
Lady Gaga's Jacket at 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Bella Hadid Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Most Iconic Victoria's Secret Models of All Time
Rachel McAdams August Getty Dress Oscars 2016
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 Details
Gigi Hadid Victoria's Secret Show 2016
Celebrities Wearing Spring 2017 Looks From the Runway

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds