Highlights from the runway: A new day at Dior for cruise 2017, who showed the collection in Blenheim Palace earlier this week. With the creative team led by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, the collection rich in patterns and textures were set against the backdrop of the Palace in Oxfordshire.
Guests attending the show + Hertford Street After Party celebrating the collection included Kate Beckinsale, Kate Mara, Kiernan Shipka, Juno Temple, Ella Purnell, Eva Herzigova, Bianca Jagger, Lady Kitty Spencer, Sabine Getty, Fiona Scarry, Erin O’Connor, Daisy Lowe, Lucie de La Falaise, Yasmin Le Bon, and Steven Jones. Here’s a little peek,with more to come!
“…The conversation between France and England echoes a dialogue between the past and the present, creative exchanges between the two countries. In the eighteenth century, France adopted English fashions in a craze dubbed Anglomania; in the twentieth, the exchange reversed, and French fashions were exported for fevered consumption in Great Britain, none more so than Christian Dior’s New Look. Monsieur Dior frequently turned to the UK for inspiration: his own suits were tailored on Savile Row, and he used the masculinity of fabrics like English wools, Scottish tweeds and Prince of Wales check to underscore the femininity of his creations. Male meeting female, France joining England. Almost seventy years later, the house of Dior pays homage to that ongoing creative and cultural exchange, staging the runway show of the 2017 Cruise Collection in the heart of the English countryside. The setting is Blenheim Palace, a symbol of quintessential Englishness, in the style the French dubbed Baroque. The birthplace of Winston Churchill, the seat of the dukes of Marlborough, and twice the backdrop for Dior haute couture presentations, in 1954 and 1958, each to a royal audience, Blenheim is steeped in history… Then as now, curiosity about the world leads you on a voyage of discovery, one that is symbolic of looking for the new.”
Let’s see what’s coming. DIOR CRUISE to Palace 2017 commentary + selects by Brigitte Segura.
Production & Direction: Bureau BETAK
Casting: Anita BITTON – The Establishment
Lights: Philippe CERCEAU
Make-up: Peter PHILIPS for Dior
Hair: Guido PALAU
Shoes: Christian DIOR
Dior // Group by Daniel Jackson // Finale by Adrien Dirand