Talk about knocking it out of the park the first time up at bat. Raf Simons, the Belgian-born new creative director at Christian Dior showed his beginning haute couture collection for Fall 2012 in Paris on Monday and I am in love. I was not a big fan of his work at Jil Sander, his last head designer position, so I was slightly worried about what he’d do at Dior, but there were so many gorgeous looks, I think he found the right home, and Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), which owns Dior, picked the right man.
|A super chic updated version of Dior's 1947 "Bar Suit."|
My favorite part of the whole thing is the way Simons channeled Christian Dior himself, taking the Bar jacket, a key component of Dior’s 1947 New Look, and updating it for today. You see it in every one of the looks where there is a nipped-in waist that then flares out to those stunning pockets.
|I love everything about this look.|
|I need this in my closet.|
|New Look 2012|
|Another dress I want, along with the blue and yellow shoes.|
|I love the silvered gray flowers paired with hot pink polka dot!|
Which of these do you like?
All pictures from Style.com.