The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.
Google, Dior, French Federation of the Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter, Skolkovo and other leaders will tell about the future in Fashion Futurum Conference
On March 16-17 over 30 world fashion industry leaders from 9 countries will meet in the very center of Moscow to discuss contemporary trends and main challenges of the industry. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia the Central Exhibition Hall Manege will become the heart of the primary innovative fashion technologies.
It's time to show the trends that were shown during the fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, new York and London. The suit is the type of clothing that men should really consider for a must. Be modern, be stylish, be confident. We present you the trends for Spring/Summer 2017 for men's suits...
Karl Otto Lagerfeld is born on 10th of September 1933. He is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars.
After months of rumors swirling, Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer. The brand announced the news in a statement shared on Facebook, detailing Simons new role at the American fashion brand.
Designed by Kris Van Assche, the Dior Homme collection for Summer 2017 drives an explicit evolution, channeling the energy of Haçienda youth through the industrial landscape of a utopian fun fair.
The Fashion Design course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. Westminster University specialises in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.
“The idea of ‘the hybrid’ is intrinsic to the collection,” says Kris Van Assche. “Today, people don’t just fit into one box, they fit into many and all at once. There might be an idea of the New Wave or Skate that somebody has grown up with, but it is what those things and people have grown into now that matters. Traces of memory and tradition can still exist, but these happen without nostalgia: this is the hybridisation of now.”
Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. Having worked for Yves Saint Laurent then Dior Homme, he started his own label KRISVANASSCHE in January 2005. He has also been the Artistic Director for Dior Homme since April 2007.
Trench coats, jackets and dresses, mainly in black, red or grey slick vinyl are part of the womenswear collection for this cold season by fashion houses like Loewe, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Christian Dior and Rudybois.
Horizon: a clean and clear naturalistic line of beauty, looking from the past into the expanse of the future. In the Spring-Summer collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, strips away many extraneous elements to concentrate on a purity of line and precision in technique to find an ease for the future.
Immortals colors - black and white are back with a full force in Autumn/Winter 2015-2016. The combination is known for a long time and it is always a classic, but for the upcoming winter season it is up to date, too.
This season, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his Winter world of evening formality and the Opera House, to the bright sunshine and colour of Summer. Taking his place in a contemporary, indoor ‘jardin a la française’ – filled with 2000 Fée des Neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring – the Dior man becomes the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.
The garden of earthly delights: a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of both art and craft. In the Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the Old Masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and artistic gesture to arrive at the point of today.
Le Palais Bulles: A utopian project that encompasses earth, sky and sea, where the future is built organically from the forms and architecture of the past. In this Collection Croisiére, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the landscape and memory of the South of France. Gaining inspiration from the colours, textures and light of the natural world of the Cote d’Azur, together with the style of the people who have inhabited it, the designer draws on tradition and technique to realise clothing for today. In so doing, Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) becomes a metaphor for the approach to the collection overall.
The Fall 2015 Dior Homme collection is positioning itself as a set of references under the leadership of Kris Van Assche, the House’s creative director. It’s a locker room recovered from memories of the uniforms of college boys and grasps the essential aspects of masculinity.
Animals: instinctive and elegant, savage and sinister, the natural and human come together, to make hybrid forms of distinct decoration. In the Autumn-Winter collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, embraces an idea of the primal and the patterned to convey notions of the liberated and sensual, making a hyper-natural world for women.
One of the hottest trends in men's wardrobe for the Spring-Summer season of 2015 are Stripes - vertical or horizontal, wide or pin, monochromatic or colorful, on knits or tailoring, from head to toe or on separates - the choice is yours and combinations are countless.
In 1947, Christian Dior created Miss Dior, his first fragrance. He wanted to surprise women and bring back their smiles. He drew inspiration from Catherine, his beloved younger sister. She had returned from the bleakest days of war, and yet chose to be a young woman full of life and desire. She was a paradigm of energy and light-heartedness. Miss Dior inherited her love of liberty. An adventurous heroine, governed by the passion in her heart.
Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.
To provide a source of inspiration for the 2014 new festive illuminations, the New West End Company’s Bond Street Development Group delved deep into the archives to explore the heritage of the street, established in 1686 and now home to over 125 of the world’s leading luxury stores including more than 80 designer flagships which sees £1billion of spend annually.
Yesterday (November 10, 2014) was the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' at Leicester Square in London, UK. The movie, which is expected to generate over £ 100 m, will be released in the theatres on November 20.
At Dior, when gold and colour collide, they create a chic look with the promise of a beautiful Golden Shock... This winter, the precious metal blends with the bold hues from the runway looks to reveal their intensity, illuminating them with shimmering pearlescence, beautifully enhancing the aura of reds, pinks and browns. A token of femininity and a modern classic, gold heightens colours with its precious radiance.
Green in a variety of shades - olive, bottle, khaki, pine, hunter green, forest green, moss green - is definitely one of the key colors in men's wardrobe for Fall-Winter 14/15.
The counterpoints of the city and the seaside, the North and the South of France, are presented as a journey from one to the other in the clothing. Starting with the formality of elegant and urbane navy suiting – the clothing of the society gentleman – with a focus on the tuxedo and traditional pinstripe, there is a movement towards the nautical.
It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.
Looking forwards and backwards to prepare for the future through a dynamic sampling and remixing of history. In the Spring-Summer collection Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, instigates an exploration of the past combined with ideas of a near future, democratising the traditions of haute couture by taking them into the realm of the pret-a-porter.
In the most important night for the world of cinema the whole elite of Hollywood wants to show the best. So the Hollywood celebrities choose models of some of the most famous designers in the world like Versace, Armani, Dior, Gucci.
See how our favorite actresses show at the red carpet this year.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Amber Heard did attract the attention with high-waisted bare shoulders dresses but in different colours.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, were shown famous designers’ most breathtaking creations during the Costume Institute Gala exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture". The annual event was co-chaired this year by Rooney Mara and Beyoncé, who was glamorous on the red carpet with long dress in black and flamy orange!
The Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Christian Dior was presented during the Paris Fashion Week yesterday. This is the second collection by the Belgian designer Raf Simons for the famous French label. Instead on a traditional catwalk the defile was presented in a recreated garden in the Tuileries. The Belgian gardening firm Jacques Wirtz supplied the plants and design.
The luxury couture models had flowers and embroidery in abundance. A number of dresses were composed of two or three layers of tulle, with embroidery designed to create a three-dimensional effect.
We saw a lot of interesting creations for Spring-Summer 2013 at the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, but it was the Dior make-up that was spoken of so much.
It was created by Pat McGrath, who called it "techno butterflies". She used highly pigmented eyeshadow in bright colours, mainly blue, pink and orange hues. Delicate Swarovski crystals acted as an accent, highlighting the “winged” eyeshadow and around the inner corners to draw attention to the eye.
Natalie Portman appears naked in her latest advert for Rouge Dior Nude Lipcolor.
The range of lipcolours comes in eight shades, including a special hue, Grège #169, proceeds of which will benefit Natalie's chosen charity, the Free the Children Association. The star picked the hue specifically as it is one which she wears herself.
The fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" presented their summer collections, in which the mini dresses from lace dominated.
The most seductive dress this season will be ultra-short dress. Black remains a modern classic and among the materials lace is used the most. Both fashion brands "Dolce & Gabbana" and "Chanel" will dictate the fashion in the summer wardrobe with the new romantic visions they presented
Fashion house Christian Dior remover all doubt for its ability to be one of the top fashion brands with its collection of women's dresses for Spring-Summer 2012, presented at Paris Fashion Week.
The show at Rodin Museum gathered the high society and was the second show of Christian Dior without the designer John Galliano, who was the art director of the company in the past 15 years. Designer of the new collection is the former deputy of Galliano - the British Bill Gaytten.
Natalie Portman joined the celebrities who become face of irresistible scents.
2011 is the year of Natalie Portman. Only a few days ago she won an Oscar for her role in “Black Swan” and not only she has big success, but this year the star will give birth to her first child. But there’s always more – Portman was chosen for the face of the new perfume “Miss Dior Cherie”.
Fashion house Dior said on Friday it had suspended chief designer John Galliano pending the outcome of a police enquiry into allegations he assaulted a couple and used anti-Semitic insults in a Paris bar.
"The House of Dior declares with the greatest firmness its policy of zero tolerance with regard to any anti-Semitic or racist statement or attitude," Dior boss Sidney Toledano said in a statement. "Pending the outcome of the enquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from all duties."
Elizabeth Musmanno, the woman whose work at Dior Couture and Vera Wang has redefined the global fashion world will visit the capital of Macedonia in April.
Elizabeth was Head of Worldwide Marketing and Communications and a member of the executive committee. She created global marketing campaigns, press strategies and advertising initiatives for all markets.
The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began yesterday. It will continue 4 days. Most interesting during the first day was the Christian Dior fashion show.
This time when creating his collection for Dior, John Galliano was inspired by the work of Rene Gruau - a famous artist-illustrator.
Tight jackets, magnificent shoulders, deep necklines and tailored skirts to the knee were the center of the collection with 1950s flavour. Galliano went all-out for volume, enveloping his models in layers of tulle as they flowed down the runway.
Fashion house Dior presented new makeup collection for Spring 2011. The collection is inspired by the endless shades of grey color that radiates a high class aura as well as elegance.
The collection indeed is sculpted around the visual effect of gray in combination with pink which has a deeper essence than just the matching of two complementary and harmoniously vibrating hues.
The latest Lady Dior campaign, called Lady Grey features the actress Marion Cotillard spotting a different hairstyle in London carrying a grey version of the Lady Dior Cannard bag.
The 4th and last installment of the Dior cinematic campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with the French actress standing atop the London Eye Ferris Wheel.
Kate Moss has created a jewelry line for the chain stores Topshop and the presentation show will coincide with the latest clothing collection, which will also be the last that the British model creates for the retail chain, informs Philip Green, the owner of Topshop retail chain, one of Kate’s good friends.
The jewelry line designed by Moss includes precious and semi-precious stones.
Full version of the short film directed by Guy Ritchie for Dior finally came online on the company’s official website.
The sexy little five-minute commercial of Dior Homme features charming Jude Law and sexy Slovak model Michaela Kocianov.
In the movie there are 3 main characters – man, woman and perfume. In this 5-minute movie, the genius of cinematography is managed to show to the viewers silted dialogue, idle sexual tension, intrigue and passion.
Actress Natalie Portman has been named the new face of Parfums Christian Dior.
The discreet beauty of the charming Natalie has not left unnoticed by the marketing department of Dior. Her work with the fashion house marks the first time the actress has represented a cosmetic brand. She joins Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, Jude Law and Monica Bellucci in supporting the brand.
On 25 January 2010 during Paris Fashion Week was showcased the Spring-Summer 2010 High Fashion collection of the French fashion designer John Galliano for Dior.
With its Haute couture collection of refined riding clothes, Dior invited the chic women of the world to saddle up and ditch their handbags for a truly useful accessory: the riding crop. Kylie Minogue, one of a gaggle of A-list guests, said she was sure such an accessory could come in handy.
Dior lovers can enjoy the new Christal watch.
The Christal 42mm Automatic by Dior is designed to be modern with an "Art deco" vibe yet sporty at the same time and it is crawling with jewels. The bracelet has black sapphires or you can get the other version that has a total of 190 diamonds that equates to 1.47 carats.
The dial is made of black lacquer and there are Arabic numerals with markers in between and the sapphire crystal caseback window reveals the Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
The designer - who works for Christian Dior, as well as his own self-titled label - loves catwalk shows because they bring his creations to life.
He explained: "If a picture paints a thousand words, a show has 20 minutes to bring the muse, the mood and the feel of a whole season to life. I want to seduce all your senses.
"If the clothes are the script, the models are the silent sirens that have to bring the story alive. I love using theatre and magic to tell the tale."
Through the heat of summer it's not unduly to have clothes in Turkish fashion style. The oriental style is in fashion for the whole season.
Bracelet – Roberto Cavalli, Sandals - Marc Jacobs , Mules-Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Handbag-Blumarine, Dress - MaxMara, Tunic-Etro, Necklace - Dior, Shawl - MaxMara.
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture finished. It continued 3 days, during which their
collections presented Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc.
On the first day of the fashion performance become an event John Galliano's collection for the fashion house Christian Dior. Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2009-10 collection obviously is inspired by transparent materials and usage of underwear as top cloth. John Galliano showed a mix of grand style dresses and underwear like 50's: silk blouses with stockings and garters, splendid skirts with beige bras and gloves, enhancing thigh bastions, short jackets and round combinations on the edge.
The 39-year-old star was questioned at a Paris police station after calling the medic and reportedly demanding for a previous operation to be reversed.
A detective said: "She was screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening. There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed."
Karen was arrested at about 10am yesterday (30.06.09) and taken to a station in the fashion district of the French capital city.
The 'Basic Instinct' beauty Sharon Stone likes her reflection less since she turned 51, but still loves her "strong" nose. She said: "I have a really good nose. Our family has good noses - each different, but all strong and defining."
When it comes to beauty treatments, Sharon subscribes to the "less is more philosophy". She doesn't wear much makeup, never gets facials and sees her hairdresser as little as possible. But no matter how busy she is, she always makes time for regular massages, meditation and long baths.
The 'Hero' singer has put a hot pink, fishtailed asymmetric frock onto the auction website to raise money for breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The gown was created by Julian Contreras as part of a competition where the singer asked fans to design a dress inspired by her Deicious Pink fragrance. It is one of only three in existence.
Mariah was last seen wearing the dress on a dinner date with husband Nick Cannon in Calfiornia in April.
The close-fitting dress will be listed until May 30.
he Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, the spring 2009 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition is on view at the Metropolitan from May 6 through August 9, 2009.
In discreet tribute to Christian Dior, Dior Christal embodies the sophistication
that conceives each one of its timepieces like a Couture creation.
Almost as hard as a diamond, sapphire crystal is the very quintessence of Dior Christal. Never before has this material, traditionally reserved for watch glass, been used for decorative purposes. Since 2005, Dior Christal, with its sapphire crystal hand-cut and inserted in marquetry style on the bezel and bracelet, has invented a theatre of lights that brings enchantment back to watch-making once again.
Haute couture refers to the designing, creating, and selling exclusive custom-made, high fashion women's clothes.
The term "haute couture" comes from the French language. Haute means "high" or "elegant", Couture means "sewing" or "dressmaking".
A business must be a member of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry, in order to be called a haute couture house.
Originally referred to French fashion and in France, now the term Haute Couture is also used loosely to describe all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing.