Posts Tagged ‘Raf Simons’

Leonardo á Go Go with Sneaker Craze & Doing Good for the Environment

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Leonardo DiCaprio made a splash at Oceana’s 7th Annual SeaChange party high in the hills above the ocean in picture-perfect Laguna Beach Saturday night. The star—ever-so-au-courant in über trendy athletic footwear and a discreet, slicked-back ponytail, was gregariously greeting well-wishers, fellow celebrities and attendees alike. He’s taller and more handsome in person that on screen—and with a [...]

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014

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“Grandeur française et minimalisme moderne” collided in the most beautiful of ways at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014 show held outside of the Musée Rodin in Paris. Designer Raf Simons brought guests into a glimmering mirrored rotunda, it’s circular runway lit underneath by flashing lights and its walls draped by thousands of white orchids. The contemporary setting [...]

The Comeback of Couture

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It seems that high-end couture is capturing the world in a global resurrection. Fresh winds are blowing into Paris with the appointment of Ralph Toledano–president of Puig’s fashion division since 2012, as the new president of Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, effective from September. And while a [...]

Dior en Amérique — Dior Resort Takes Over The Brooklyn Navy Yard

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When you think of high-end fashion, which city immediately comes to mind? Paris? Milan? London? New York? In the world of venues — Brooklyn could very well be one of fashion’s newest heavy hitters. Last season, Alexander Wang took to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in February to show his Fall 2014 collection, and now Dior [...]

“Dior et Moi” Fait un Splash à Tribeca

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The new haute fashion documentary, “Dior and I,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th. This film—underwritten by Dior, was written and directed by Frederic Tcheng who directed “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” and “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.”

Up Close and Personal with Four of Paris’s Powerhouses

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Four of fashion’s greatest houses – Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Saint Laurent and Dior – showcased their latest ready-to-wear collections at Paris Fashion Week 2012. At Alexander McQueen, the label’s creative director Sarah Burton – the mastermind behind Kate Middleton’s wedding dress – focused on feminine strength and sensuality. Her collection featured striking suits combining tailored [...]

Raf Simons Dazzling Debut – Christian Dior Couture Runway Show in Paris

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Fresh flowers embellished the walls of the House of Dior and created a fresh atmosphere for change—and change it was, as new Creative Director married the old and the new in his inaugural Haute Couture collection. Simons simultaneously paid tribute to Christian Dior’s love of flowers, showcasing the house’s iconic silhouettes and feminine flourishes, while [...]

Acclaimed Designer Raf Simons A Top Contender for Potential Dior Replacement

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As reported in Women’s Wear Daily, Christian Dior is in final negotiations with renowned Belgium-born designer Raf Simons–creative director of Milan-based Jil Sander since 2005, to take over as creative director of couture house Christian Dior. This is in the wake of the breakdown in discussions with fashion-star Marc Jacobs, creative director of LVMH’s hallmark [...]

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