Shades of Fall – Dior enlists leading models Mariacarla Boscono and Elise Crombez for its fall 2013 campaign shot by Willy Vanderperre. The duo poses in an elegant setting complete with painted brick wall, modern decor and glam lighting. Dior’s accessories are front and center this season with a focus on shoes and bags.
Dior Haute Couture Fall – For his third couture collection, Dior designer Raf Simons set out to encompass a global view of fashion for the house’s fall 2013 Haute Couture line. Inspiration can be seen from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas in the colorful outing of ladylike silhouettes. “The collection evolved to be about Dior not just being about Paris and France but about the rest of the world and how many fashion cultures impact on the house and on myself,” says Simons about the autumn season.
Eastern inspiration can be seen in re-modified kimonos while African influence takes shape in bold prints and color-blocked stripes. The fifty plus look collection certainly offers an eclectic take of couture, but there are still the Dior staples such as the classic bar jacket or a long column dress decorated with sequins.
The Passion of Rouge – Natalie Portman has been named as the new face of Dior’s “Rouge Dior” lipstick line. The actress is already the face of the Miss Dior fragrance and the “Diorskin Forever” cosmetics. Dior describes the lipstick as one of passion and power.
Dior Dream – Russian model Sasha Pivovarova lands her first Vogue cover after giving birth to her daughter with the August 2013 edition of Vogue Japan. The blonde stunner wears a dress from Dior’s fall 2013 collection photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Paired with a white veil and chic fringe, Sasha impresses in the studio snap.
Natalie in Dior – Actress Natalie Portman made an appearance yesterday at the LA Dance Project Inaugural Benefit Gala. The star wore a two-toned dress from Dior’s resort 2014 collection with a pair of shoes and a bag from the same label. Natalie is a beauty ambassador of the brand.
Jennifer in Dior – Attending the unveiling of her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Jennifer Lopez wore a pink bow-adorned dress from Dior’s pre-fall 2013 collection designed by Raf Simons. The actress and singer paired the look with Brian Atwood heels and sported a messy updo for the ladylike look.
Secret Garden – After the reveal of the print campaign, Dior has released its second “Secret Garden” film for the pre-fall season shot at the Château de Versailles. Model Daria Strokous plays the lead in the enchanted film as she explores the site’s grounds and park. By the end, Daria finds herself surrounded by fairy-like creatures in the short film directed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Dior Opera – Dior’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear campaign stars Daria Strokous, Anastasia Ivanova, Iselin Steiro and Marie Piovesan. The girls were photographed by Willy Vanderperre in the Opéra Garnier in Paris. The rich interior and exterior of the building provide the perfect backdrop to Creative Director Raf Simons’ elegant designs.
Rosie in Dior – Attending amfAR’s 20th Cinema Against AIDS Event in Cannes, Rosie Huntington-Whitley donned a Dior creme silk bustier and skirt from the label’s ready-to-wear collection designed by Raf Simons. The model paired the look with white heels.
Secret Garden – Dior releases a second installment of its “Secret Garden” campaign featuring fall looks. Captured by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the advertisements star Daria Strokous and other models in a French forest near Petit Trianon. The images showcase Creative Director Raf Simons’ ladylike designs with a dreamy and mysterious quality. (WWD)