Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2018

Dior’s latest couture show was a surrealist affair. Fishnets stockings were paired over sandals, dresses were veiled by peacock feathers and structure was created by braided horsehair—all under the lights of the Rodin Museum in Paris. Below, our show notes on the collection.
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Memorable piece —

Look 18, a piece that went back to the archives. The op art-like cage dress was made of hand-woven and knotted horsehair and named after the Panier Perce piece from the label’s spring 1950 show.


Remarkable design —

Look 55, a white triple organza hand-painted, hand-embroidered dress with a pleated tulle cape. It was so magical.


Best accessory —

The Stephen Jones designed masks, which ranged from metallic and rectangular to lacy and round.

Look 18
Look 18
Look 55
Look 55
The masks
The masks

Model moment  —

Teddy Quinlivan in a geometric gold, red and blue gown.


Collection inspiration —

Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from the early days of surrealism. “Surrealism also applies to the evocative words and phrases that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri in creating a collection predominantly in black and white and sprinkled with illusion and surprise,” read the show notes


Potential trend —

Temporary tattoos. Makeup artist Peter Philips applied surrealist quotes and imagery to models’ necklines and fingers.


Location —

The show was held in the Rodin Museum and transformed into a surrealist’s playground with hanging birdcages as well as plaster sculptures of noses, ears, eyes, lips and naked torsos.


See every look below. 


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