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Review and Pictures of Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Paris Fashion Week Runway Show

2012 A/W Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior

Review and Pictures of Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Paris Fashion Week Runway Show
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Most girls spend their childhood days dreaming of fairytale endings and prima ballerina flights of fancy. To this point, we imagine the Christian Dior A/W 2012 lineup brought to life so many of those diaphanous frocks and ballgowns conjured up in our heads. Creamy pinks and pastels, full-skirted silhouettes, and strong ballerina references — right down to the ankle-strap heels — punctuated the collection. There were silky knotted-at-the-nape dresses, super-cinched waists (belted, at that), tailored peplum tops with rich stone embroideries at the neckline, and an aprés-dance sweater-over-dress look cute enough to inspire us all to hit the barre. The equally feminine accessories — wide belts, opera-length leather gloves, luxe beanies, portfolio clutches, and pointe-shoe-inspired heels — provided a well-rounded polish to each frothy lilac, pink, and muted grey creation. Rich in cut and girlie proportions, the final gowns proved to be worthy of the princess-like ensembles that preceded them — both in red-carpet wearability and elegance. It was a perfectly ladylike showing of nipped waists and sophisticated, flowing silhouettes, with just the softest pops of paisley and houndstooth prints.

  • Trends: Full-skirted silhouettes (often belted), cinched waists, peplum, pale pastels, and ballerina-inspired frocks.
  • Colours: Dusty pink, grey, lilac, black, creamy beige, ivory, and pops of midnight blue.
  • Key Piece: Diaphanous full skirts, belted, and topped off with ballerina-worthy ankle-strap pumps.
  • Accessories: Ankle-strap pumps, slick wide belts, opera-length leather gloves, portfolio clutches, and cashmere-knit beanies.
  • Who Would Wear It: Ladies who can't live without an ultra-flirty silhouette, like Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Stone, and Natalie Portman.
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