Paris Couture: Christian Dior

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(PARIS) It’s snowing in Paris, but Raf Simons’ couture showing for Dior was all about spring in full swing. Floating down a winding runway lined by greenery and trees: gowns in a predominately pastel palette fastened with beaucoup des fleurs. Whether trickling down a sheer faux-slit of a leggy column dress or worked fully into the sheer organza of a deep-v swing dress with matching sheer floral gloves, petals peppered the entire collection. Strapless gowns with voluminous skirts were another big statement (as was the case for many a leading lady on the Golden Globes red carpet). Of the non-botanic variety, standouts included an asymmetrical below-the-knee silk strapless periwinkle dress with black bodice, plus a canary yellow gown with a sideswept bubbled peplum and long skirt connected via wisps of sheer mesh. Odds are Raf will have critics and the tapis rouge-bound alike singing his praises again this season…

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