FashionThe House That Dior Built: Christian Dior Through the Years

Christian Dior has gone through many changes and a total of five designers and it’s just been announced that Raf Simons will be the new heir to the fashion house. Raf Simons hails from Jil Sander and has many people wondering if his minimalist style will echo Dior’s early years of fashion or will he continue with John Galliano’s dramatic (and sometimes over the top) looks.
For now, all we can do is speculate and dream. To help stir our imaginations, let’s take a look at a visual history of Dior through the years!
Christian Dior (1946-1957)
 
In 1947, the label’s founder created what was known as the “New Look” when he presented a feminine collection of flowing skirts, tiny waists, and soft shoulders—a very different look compared to the slinky silhouette of the 1930s. The style is so timeless, even Natalie Portman was photographed wearing a Dior red polka dot gown circa 1954 to this year’s Academy Awards.
Yves Saint Laurent (1957-1960)
Before founding his own fashion label, Yves Saint Laurent found himself at age 21 as Dior’s successor and debuted his first collection in the spring of 1958. His most famous creation is his trapeze dress was a big leap from the previous cinched in looks and a perfect segue into the 1960s.

Marc Bohan (1961-1988)
Bohan had a much more conservative aesthetic than Dior or Laurent, but remained in demand among celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace of Monaco. Through his long run, Bohan was certainly able to adapt to the many trends through the years.
Gianfranco Ferré (1989-1996)
Ferré, who hails from Italy, was Dior’s first non-French designer and brings a strong Renaissance influence to the label with baroque fabrics and pronounced shapes.
John Galliano (1996-2011)
Dior’s last successor, John Galliano, amped up the drama for Dior and became known for his flamboyant haute couture shows that achieved a fine balance of beautiful and whimsical.
What does Raf Simons have in store for Dior? We can only guess, but I’m sure it will do the great fashion house proud!
 
To learn more about Raf Simons, check out this link or check out his final collection at Jil Sander!
 

 

GeneralVamps Brings Back The Clueless Crew

If you loved Cher and Dionne, then wait ’til you meet Goody and Stacy...

I’ve watched/memorized enough Clueless to know: Amy Heckerling + Alicia Silverstone = GOLD. So, when Vamps drops later this year, I can overlook any misgivings about vampire movies and embrace Cher Horowitz as a New York City bloodsucker (as long as she’s not premasticating it). Add Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver… I’m sold. Also joining the warm fuzzy reunion: Wallace Shawn, aka Mr. Hall.



(Images courtesy of Oyster, BAM, & Collider)

ContestsTwitter Party with Fab Fit Fun!

 

Join LuLu*s and Fab Fit Fun for a virtual Twitter party full of fun and prizes on Thursday April 26th at 5pm Pacific Time / 8pm Eastern Time! The party lasts for an hour and you can join in at any time, no need to RSVP!

How to Participate

1. Follow @lulusdotcom and @FabFitFun (follow of both required to enter to win)

 

2. LuLu*s and Fab Fit Fun will be tweeting questions and interacting with party attendees. 

3. Anytime you answer a question or chat it up with other attendees, be sure to use the hashtag #lulusfabfitfun so that your tweets will show up as entries for the prizes.

4. Click here to go t o our “tweet room” which will auto add the #lulusfabfitfun hashtag (once you sign in to Twitter on the chat room).

Any questions, just ask in the comments or tweet us! See you there!

Prizes:

$100 gift card (The MOST active attendees will be in a drawing for this)

Dress of winner’s choice (4 random winners from all tweets using #lulusfabfitfun hashtag)

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Syl and Sam!

 

Syl and Sam, is where fashion DIY mavens Sylvia and Samantha deliver up amazing DIY’s, nail art and outfit of the day’s. I am a huge fan of their blog and I know you will be too! Here is a few shots from their blog, I love their style! Its edgy and tough, my favorite!

Here is a sampling of some of their fabulous DIY’s!

Make sure to check out their blog! They are so cute and have the most complete and on-trend tutorials. If you are anything like me, you need all the help you can get ;)
xo

CelebrityVictoria Beckham Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK AND China

It’s a Bazaar month for Posh, who rocked the covers of both Harper’s Bazaar UK and China for their May issues. The dueling covers and corresponding spreads are worlds apart, with a soft, retro appeal for her poolside UK shoot, versus a striking, bright red coif and heavy metallic accents for HB China. Naturally, she rocks them both.