Christian Dior: Spring 2012 RTW

Fashion, Runway, Style

I love Dior’s Spring RTW line.  The styling was much simpler and more accessible than last years.  It felt easy and like anybody (with an obscene amount of money) could walk into a store, buy any one of the looks and know how and where to wear it.  The crimson lip also made everything really pop. (It even inspired me to wear a red lip last night!) All of the models seemed effortlessly chic.  The six looks below are some of my favorites from the show.

I’m obsessed with the first red dress.  It’s a modernized version of a classic 50s shape.  One of my favorite things about this dress is that she’s mostly covered up but she’s still oozing sex appeal.  (Most of the necklines were either high or in a deep, plunging V.  It was a nice contrast.)  The next dress is amazing.  A simple shape combined with a beautiful, and sparkly, pattern created a seamless look.  I could live with or without the hat, but what can you do, the dress is perfection.  The black dress is the perfect, reinvented LBD.  It’s not overtly sexy because of the high neckline, but the hourglass shape it gives the model combined with the sheer fabric over her thighs makes it sexy without seeming like you’re trying too hard.

The next look, worn by Karolina Kurkova, was the first to walk the runway.  It was the perfect ensemble to have walked first because it set the expectation for the rest of the show: beautiful and sexy without being overt.  The next dress is beautiful.  It would clearly need another layer under it to be worn in public, but it was definitely one of my favorite dresses of the show.  The accentuated waist combined with the lines drawing the eye down make the model seem extra long and lean.  I think that the next dress was my favorite.  Again, you’d have to add some fabric under the sheer to wear it in public but it’s such an amazing dress.  I love the single color and the sheer panels, which are being seen everywhere now.  My favorite part about the dress is the sheer cap sleeve.  Without them the look wouldn’t have had the same effect.


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