Tag Archive: Christian Dior Couture

Jun 14 2014

Video Loving: The Making Of A Christian Dior Couture Gown

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I have always been fascinated with the work that goes into designer gowns, especially haute couture pieces, and I am fortunate enough to see these wonderful gowns in person, but one of my dreams is to witness what exactly goes into making a custom gown from start to finish.

So Christian Dior isn’t doing tours of its atelier, now that would be epic, but they have released two amazing short films showing how it puts together their exquisite frocks, and I am so giddy that it includes a miniature Barbie-sized mini couture dresses – the details from the pretty fabric petals being cut out and shaped to the hand-stitched embroidery this is incredible to see.

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The first video shows the making of the “Miss Dior” dress from spring/summer 1949, one of my favourite Dior dresses it just reminds me of a gorgeous summer garden with its texture and pops of colour. What’s impressive about this miniature is the detail involved in cutting out the fabric petals by hand before they are embossed and fixed around a brass stalk. Seriously dreamy.

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The second short film is just as divine for the spectacular ‘Mexique’ gown from autumn/winter 1951 – this brown tulle embroidered dress embroidered with gold sequins and beads is so intricate and this video really shows the work that is needed to achieve such a gorgeous look.

[Pics & video: Dior]

Jan 23 2014

Wedding Inspiration: The Couture Bride

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I love checking out the couture collections from Paris, as I am always in awe at the craftsmanship that goes into each piece, and I adore that no gown is too big when it comes to couture. Normally for the spring shows I am pairing up beautiful gowns with gorgeous actresses and hoping that they will wear on the Oscars red carpet, this year however being surrounded with wedding magazines getting inspiration for my own gown I thought I would share some couture bride inspiration.

Top of my wishlist, if I won the lottery, would have to be getting a wedding dress designed by Elie Saab, this man is a genius and his spring 2014 collection was another stunning scene of decadent elegance, gown after gown was just beautiful and the bridal moments were stunning.

The final gown above literally took my breath away when I was watching the live-stream, everything from the off-white hue to the exquisite embroidered detailing and voluminous silhouette – simply stunning. Just imagine how magical it would be to wear a dress like this on your wedding day, you could rest assured that no-one would be stealing your spotlight!!!

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As well as Elie Saab, the ethereal musical Valentino gown really caught my eye, so it doesn’t scream traditional bridal gown but there is something about that I think would work for a wedding, especially if you have a love of music.

Other gorgeous dresses that I loved included Dior’s simple-yet-modern gown with its textured perforation dot design, the statement peplum gown from Alexis Mabille’s exquisite collection, and the delicate lace embroidered Valentino gown that will never go out of fashion. Also how divine is this heavily embellished white gown by Georges Hobeika – so swoon worthy!!!

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As well as the divine, couture weeks also showcases the flamboyant and more out-there of pieces, including some that could work for some very confident brides. How about the showgirl look from Jean Paul Gaultier or how about walking down the aisle in Stéphane Rolland’s white jumpsuit with wings?

If you won the lottery – which Couture bride would you be?

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Jul 17 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Haute Couture

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Who: Marion Cotillard

Where: At the world premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City

Wearing:An ivory Christian Dior Haute Couture embroidered and organza dress with a ruffled skirt, teamed with silver T-Strap Christian Louboutin heels with spike-embellishment detailing to the front and Chopard earrings

Verdict: Well it was the white-off on the red carpet last night, Marion Cotillard really is gave Anne Hathaway a run for her money, and it makes me excited for the rest of the promo tour. I like this frothy dress it just doesn’t wow me like Anne’s Prabal Gurung gown, I think it is because Marion could do so much better than this look.

What I do love though are those insane ‘Lady Max’ heels, it gives this girl dress an edge – I also can’t fault her impeccable make-up and hair – I love her side-swept up-do and glossed lips.

Who gets your vote – Anne or Marion?

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[Pic: via facebook.com/Dior]

Jun 04 2012

Prometheus: Charlize Theron In Christian Dior

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Who: Charlize Theron

Where: At the Prometheus UK premiere in London

Wearing: A strapless fully sequinned Christian Dior Couture cocktail dress with side split, teamed with Dior heels and Bulgari jewellery

Verdict: I haven’t been that wowed by Charlize Theron lately and she has had a lot of opportunities to shine with all the films she has been promoting, as well as Prometheus she is also starring in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, this Dior dress caught my eye, granted it isn’t the most showy of dresses for a premiere, but I am loving the midnight blue shimmer from the sequins.

It is a simple yet stunning look and the side split and the sheer hemline adds a bit of Charlize sexiness to it that is just right.

[Pic: PA for Fox UK]
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