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The white smoke has billowed in Vatican City and the new Pope has been named, but thirteen years ago, we got an idea of what John Galliano’s version the Catholic leader would look like during one not-so-Christian Dior runway show.
It’s safe to say that the Christian Dior execs who hired Raf Simons must be giving themselves a big pat on the back right about now.
Bejeweled lips: not a beauty look we thought we’d ever find appealing. And yet, at today’s Christian Dior haute couture runway show, Pat McGrath worked her magic on the parade of models, giving their pouts the kind of pizzazz usually reserved for the cocktail dresses on their backs.
Last night, celebs from the A-list, B-list, and beyond stepped out in all manner of red carpet duds. Here are our picks for best and worst dressed of the night.
We’ve done a lot of writing about how John Galliano‘s career at Dior ended, but we thought it would be a good idea to look back at how it all began. At the end of 1996, LVMH executives decided they wanted Galliano to move from Givenchy to the house of Dior. He presented his first couture collection for the storied brand on January 20, 1997, to widespread acclaim and best hopes a prosperous future there.
Earlier this year, Tavi — everyone’s favorite
child teenage style blogger — attended Dior‘s spring couture show. She infamously wore a huge Stephen Jones bow in the front row, and was actually treated to a tour of Dior HQ which she chronicled in Pop. Tavi even got to hang with John! We’re so jealous.
This week, we’ve been bringing you highlights from Paris Couture Week. Karl Lagerfeld walked a model in a stuffed lion mask down the runway, Dita Von Teese strutted Gaultier’s in a dominatrix outfit to which only she could do justice, and the models that walked the Dior runway brought new meaning to botanics. It’s easy to look at these elaborate runway shows and ogle over their extraordinariness. But when you take away Karl’s eight-ton lion, what exactly are we looking at? What is Haute Couture? And why does it have its own week?