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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!
 

 

NewsDJ Mia Moretti’s Parisian Passion for Fashion

This season, we got “real” coverage from Kristin at Fashion Week in New York City, and now from DJ Mia Moretti at Paris Fashion Week.

Mia was, of course, DJing at Paris Fashion Week! This first pic is from the Fendi party, in which Mia sports a Kate Moss for TopShop jumper and (of course) a Fendi clutch.

Fashion week is a week of frantic energy, running from show to show and after-party to after-party. When I was in New York and Milan studying design, I would put on my big “movie star” sunglasses and red lipstick in an attempt to look just important enough to get in to the big fashion shows!

Now, looking back, it is pretty comical that I tried so hard to get “in”! However, it wasn’t until I started going to the after-parties, and watching the people outside of the tents, that I saw the “real” new looks of the season!

Mia is an awesome example of a true “fashionista”. Check out this pic of Mia, before she hopped on over to DJ at Le Baron, with none other than John Galliano (designer extraordinaire of Dior and John Galliano).

Here, Mia wears a sweet pink dress by her favorite L.A. designer, Brian Lichtenberg, and the photos were taken by party photographer Gerard Estadella. Here is Mia in action!!

For her last night in Paris, Mia traversed an art exhibit with Johnny Wujek who is, as she states, her “stylist extraordinaire and partner in crime!” The exhibit, We Were All Innocent Once, was of polaroids done by New York artist Jeremy Kost at Galerie Nuke.

Here, Mia wears Paule Ka with Galliano shoes and an Agent Provocateur raincoat!

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