This Week in Fashion: Dior Designer of Dreams and Waight Keller's New Givenchy
With the extravagant looks rocking the catwalks of Paris Couture week, it’s hard to pay attention to other fashion news that covered the headlines this week. From the opening of Dior’s exhibition to Waight Keller’s New Givenchy, we’ve covered the top three major stories of the week.
Dior, Couturier des Reves
The house of Dior is marking their 70th anniversary milestone with an exhibition set at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Exhibition is an understatement as the retrospective sees the house displaying 300 of its most iconic gowns over 32,000 square feet. It traces the history of the house’s most notable creative directors from Christian Dior himself to Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons and to its current appointed head, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Pieces synonymous with the house take precedence, with Dior’s New Look, the H Line and the classic white bar jacket on display.
Bouchra Jarrar Leaving Lanvin
When Albert Elbaz announced his departure from Lanvin in 2015 after holding 14 years at the helm of the brand, it was difficult to fathom who would be filling his shoes. Bouchra Jarrar, a couturier was appointed artistic director in his stead and after just 16 months at her new title she has announced her leave. After Elbaz the house has dipped steeply in sales with the brand’s first show post Elbaz steeped in bad reviews. It seems that the brand will continue to face internal turmoil, the rumoured reason to Elbaz’s departure.
Claire Waight Keller’s New Givenchy
Known for her feminine aesthetics at Chloé, Claire Waight Keller’s induction into the house of Givenchy was a shock. The two houses aesthetics could not be more different especially under predecessor Riccardo Tisci. His Givenchy was known for its gothic styling, streetstyle influence and a dark romanticism. We’ve been at the edge of our seats wondering how Waight Keller’s famed bohemian style will be received at a house steeped in a decade of black. Dropping teaser campaign images of Givenchy’s new collection, the images reveal little about the clothes themselves. What we can tell is it still holds on to its romantic past, or so we think from that one lace top. It’s definitely a step away from Chloé and a step forward to the New Givenchy.