September 26, 2017

Front Row @ Christian Dior Spring 2018

Posted by Rachel Watkins

As could be expected, the Christian Dior Spring 2018 fashion show brought together a number of beautiful femmes to celebrate the new collection during Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (September 26).

Natalia Vodianova: While we’ve seen the signature ‘ChristianDior’ straps on dresses before, I loved the beaded variation employed on this Dior orange feather dress that delivered the best of both worlds between whimsy and elegance. Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Janice’ black suede corset booties and a black velvet ‘Le Coeur de Dior’ bag rounded out the look with an edgy-Victorian, fall spirit.

Emily Ratajkowski: Opting to not wear Dior, Emily donned a Brock Collection Resort 2018 dress that walked the line between romantic softness and seduction with its corsetry bodice and thigh-high slit. The look was styled with Altuzarra D’Orsay canvas pumps.

Alexa Chung: The writing was on the walls—or the sweater and skirt—with this Christian Dior ‘Lascaux’ print ensemble that was inspired by the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France. She also wore Dior black booties and a black glazed calfskin ‘C’est Dior’ flap bag to complete the artsy, casually sophisticated statement.

Naomi Watts: Getting in touch with her girly-glamorous side, the actress embraced feminine frill in this Christian Dior white embroidered bustier dress styled Dior black suede pumps and a black ‘Dioraddict’ flap bag. A few key Dior Fine Jewelry pieces along with vintage waves completed the equation.

Britt Robertson: Speaking of girly frill, Britt took it a few steps further in her playful Christian Dior blue tulle embroidered frock styled with Dior brown leather pumps and a black ‘J’adior’ bag, which I would have swapped for a more complementary colour to the dress.

Annabelle Wallis: As the sheer trend lives on towards the fall season, Annabelle provided a compelling version of the look with her Christian Dior black cashmere, embroidered sweater and black tulle embroidered skirt with the Dior briefs styled with ‘J’adior’ slingback heels and a ‘Le Coeur de Dior’ bag. Even though this was sheer, it felt fresh with the punchy combination of pieces—from the fun whimsy of the sweater to the sparkling sultriness of the skirt.

Charlotte Le Bon: Fun was definitely Charlotte’s M.O. in this Christian Dior navy embroidered bomber jacket paired with a ‘J’adior’ white cotton T-shirt, black suede pants, and Dior black calfskin and antique gold ‘Wildior’ boots. A cashmere beret added a signature Parisian flair to the sporty-forward look.

Eva Herzigova: Keeping it on the casual-chic side, Eva wore her Christian Dior black knit top with dark-wash, boyfriend-style denim and completed the look with Dior black suede ‘La Belle D’ heels, a black ‘C’est Dior’ flap bag, and a Dior necklace for additional flair.

Karlie Kloss:
With a highly stylized statement, the model brought together a Christian Dior navy cotton jacket with a black sheer skirt for the ultimate juxtaposition between tailoring and tulle. When I look at this ensemble, I wonder if the white bralette with ‘Christian Dior’ straps and white viscose panties would have been better swapped out for the black variation. Dior leather boots, a Dior cashmere beret, and a Dior black and gold ‘D-fence’ mini saddlebag completed the look.

Winnie Harlow: Dior’s version of a glam catsuit was realized in this blue silk embroidered jumpsuit. As the piece was like a second skin, with Marvel superhero connotations, Winnie opted to wear it with a blue suede Dior coat to formalize it a bit, with Dior black patent leather slingback heels to round out the ensemble.

Lady Amelia Windsor: The ubiquitous logo bra and briefs were fully seen and celebrated in this Christian Dior sheer dress. While the see-through component will likely turn some off of the look, it was the strange seaming through the bodice and midriff that likewise proved a bit bothersome to me.

Olivia Palermo: Keeping it quite classic and all covered up, Olivia was traditionally chic in her Christian Dior navy wool and silk top with navy check pants. I love the play on proportions here, with a bit of quirky personality added via the Dior blue cotton and cashmere bandana, tied round her wrist, with black suede boots finishing the look.

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18 Responses to Front Row @ Christian Dior Spring 2018

  1. Marie September 29, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    I think Britt looks lovely, but overall I have to say: curse Dior for making this stupid made-to-be-seen underwear a thing!
    I can’t believe so many people are actually wearing this stuff! It’s the epitome of that high-fashion self-indulgence people make fun of when someone thinks wearing visible panties is okay as long as ‘Dior’ is written along the waistband. Jesus. The high-ups at Dior need the quote ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ written all over their office walls.

  2. justme September 27, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    The best dressed is the one not wearing Dior. Jesus lmao

  3. Alina September 27, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    Surprisingly, Emily is my favourite here.

  4. TeaAtTwo September 27, 2017 at 3:30 am #

    Only Olivia and Alexa look OK, everyone else looks bad.

  5. JHH September 27, 2017 at 12:59 am #

    Other than Naomi Watts and maybe Olivia Palermo, these looks are just bad. I can’t with the boxers under sheer skirts. I can’t figure out what possessed Emily to pair those shoes with that dress. Winnie’s outfit is unflattering and the rest are just meh.

  6. Caroline September 27, 2017 at 12:23 am #


  7. alvarospain September 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    I like Emily.

  8. Christine September 26, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    Karlie and Annabelle

  9. Leandra September 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    I like Natalia and Olivia the most. The rest falls in the ” girl, please… ” category.

    • VG September 27, 2017 at 4:23 am #


  10. Kelly September 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    I think Eva H looks cute, as does Olivia. Can we talk about how this collection was a hot mess?

    • Catherine Kallon September 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

      Screaming hot mess. Maria’s worst yet. Marion got out in time.

  11. Jeremy September 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    Natalia and Naomi look fantastic. The rest fall somewhere between “Meh” and “Oh haaiilll nah.” (Karlie being the latter…)

  12. Chris September 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

    I only like Olivia here.
    The third row might just be the worst.

  13. Jerusa September 26, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    I only like Natalia and Olivia, the rest go from crazy to meh

  14. meme September 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

    I like Naomi Watts and Olivia Palermo. The rest you can have and I loathe the sheer and the Dior Joe Boxer Logo. Winnie Harlow freaks me out a little.

  15. Nat39 September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

    The boots look a bit unbalanced with the straps and bare shoulders, but I adore Natalia Vodyanova. Olivia’s look is well balanced and executed.

    • Schoolbea September 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

      I agree. Even if it’s not perfect, Natalia is selling some luxurious party winter look that I’m totally going to copy.

      Olivia’s look is fine and as you said, well executed, but kinda boring? The rest… quite awful.

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