Monday’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris was a stunner. Set in a tent in the Jardin des Tuileries, Raf Simons’ second haute couture collection for the design house sort of seemed like it took place in Never Never Land. Models so waiflike they almost seemed like they were going to fly away strutted through the tent in pixie-cut Jean Seberg wigs. With their flawless, effervescent skin and shiny red lips, they looked like Tinkerbell and her friends coming to rescue us with beautiful clothes. Kind of like fairies on haute couture crack.
The collection included ballet-length gowns, beautifully tailored suits, and lots and lots of layering and draping. Models walked down runways lined with perfectly manicured trees and landscapes designed by Belgian landscape architect Martin Wirtz. The tangerine oranges, rose pinks, lilac purples and bright greens were a good compliment to the backdrop, as were the tiny little silk flowers and petals that decorated many of the pieces in the collection. They were a great take on a typical trend for Spring, but I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” Miranda Priestly, you own my soul.
But enough about the couture gowns, let’s talk about what the real people were wearing—the celebrities. Celebrities like Jessica Alba. One of our best dressed at the Golden Globes winners, Alba looked like she was straight out of a 1920’s Paris photograph. With her hair pulled back in an elegant bun at the nape of her neck, a flawless brown smoky eye, and red lips, she could easily pass for a doll. She sported a navy blue velvet coat worn with a black dress underneath, black tights, black heels, and a black clutch (navy blue and black—we told you it was good). Around her neck, Jessica wore an Ariel Gordon Jewelry Signet Dog Tag Necklace. And for just $590, you can have your own beautiful 14k gold Ariel Gordon necklace. Now if only we could just have Jessica Alba’s closet… Oh, and all the florals from Dior.