Gavin Norton

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The Man Behind Dior


We waited more than a year for Dior to make their grand announcenent of their next deisgner. We then waited three months for his first collection to be unveiled and last Monday, we were in heaven. Raf Simons’ astonishing, elegant and just plain fabulous collection blew the fashion industry away with classic Dior silhouettes mixed with a slight modernism.

Here is an interview with the man himself…

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The Day We Have All Been Waiting For!


After more than a year of waiting, Dior has finally announced their replacement for the esteemed John Galliano. Raf Simons, who left Jil Sander as Creative Director in February, has landed the job that is every designers dream. His first official Dior show will be during couture week in July.

Here are some highlights of Raf Simon’s designs for Jil Sander:

Fall/Winter 2012

Spring/Summer 2012

Fall/Winter 2011

Spring/Summer 2011

Raf Simons

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Oscar Style Prediction 2012


Champagne at the ready it’s Oscar time! Like every year, it’s not about what movie will win or what actor will have the once in a lifetime chance (for some) and win an award. For many of us all we want to know is who and what the biggest celebs in town are wearing.

Here are my style predictions for this years Oscars:

Christian Dior Haute Couture

Versace Haute Couture

 

Alexander McQueen

Ralph Lauren

Christian Dior Haute Couture

 

Versace

Armani Privé

Oscar De La Renta

Gucci

Oscar De La Renta

Armani Privé

Jason Wu

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The Chosen One?


So now the ball has rolled to Raf Simons, Creative Director of Jil Sander. WWD has reported that ‘a deal is being closed’ between Simons and Dior at this moment. Altohugh no comment or statement has been made from either Dior or Simons, it is looking like this may actually be true. Simons, who took on the house of Jil Sander in 2005, is known for his clean, sophisticated silhouettes, perfect for the Jil Sander woman, but is it perfect for Dior?

Raf Simons

Since his Spring/Summer 2011 show, Simons has printed himself on the fashion map for a ‘must see’ show. His success at Jil Sander began when he started to experiment with different shapes and silhouettes.  So if he continues his journey on the fashion map with Dior, then it could turn into a very powerful success. If he rewinds back to his clean and simple style dressing career women rather then fashionistas, then this fashion partnership may dive for the dumps.

All we can do now is wait….

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A New Direction


Nicki Minaj took an unusual turn for the cover of W magazine. Dressed in a Dior Haute Couture gown and vintage Manolo Blahnik shoes, the cheeky pop princess, who has always been drawn towards brighter and louder colours, is showing off her softer side-ish! I can’t wait to see the photo shoot inside.

The Cover

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Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011


Hmmmm, where to begin. When the show started it was……ok. 1960’s prints were injected into classic Dior and Galliano styles, but as the show went on, the shapes became unflattering and messy.

1960's print

Then the sheer dresses entered, which looked like a completely different collection and certainly did not look like couture.

Sheer Dress

Finally the gowns came down the grey runway, which again looked like a different collection. There was a beautiful shape to the dresses, but the fabric looked like it had been glued on and stuck together. Galliano’s absence was certainly noticed.

Final Gown

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Dior Declined


Top couturier Azzedine Alaia has been offered the eponymous position at Dior replacing John Galliano, but the offer has been declined. “Mr. Alaia wasn’t interested. Flattered, but not about to pursue. The story of what happened with John was a sad story, he said when I asked him”, stated journalist Vanessa Friedman,”and he didn’t want to be part of the next chapter. And that’s even before you got to the other stuff.” If the job was accepted, it would have caused complete shock in the fashion industry, who where expecting designers like Riccardo Tisci or Sarah Burton to take to the helm of Dior. This makes the waiting even more exciting.

Azzedine Alaia fitting one of his designs

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Dior Resort 2012


Dior released they’re first show since John Galliano’s departure in March earlier this year. The drama has completely gone from the collection. It is a very different approach to Dior. It is like they want to forget and delete the Galliano era, but this simply cannot be done.

Dior Resort 2012

The collection had 60’s colors and shapes included in it, mixed with classic Dior. The reviews have been mixed, as expected. Some saying it is a new era they are looking forward to, and others saying it just isn’t Dior. Only time will tell. Galliano’s successor better be chosen wisely.

DIor resort 2012

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John Galliano Sacked Again


Did you think the John Galliano scandal could get any worse? Well it did. The visionary fashion designer who was fired from Chrisitan Dior in March, after saying ‘I love Hiter’ while drunk in a Parisian bar, has been now fired from his own eponymous label. The John Galliano label who’s clients include Kate Husdon, Drew Barrymore and Rhianna, was set up in 1984 by the man himself.  The eccentric label has been offering romantic collecions with a story behind every Avant-Garde outfit ever since.

John Galliano

91 percent of the company is owned by Chrisitan Dior, so it comes to no suprise that Galliano was let go from this company too. There are no plans currently to sell the brand.

John Galliano Fall 2007 look

The in-house creative team will takeover the design end of the brand. What will happen to Galliano’s famous exits? Next season will certainly be an interesting one!

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