Dior Girls - Staircase Challenge

Christian Dior staircase for Haute Couture presentation @ the fashion escapist

The model line up for Christian Dior was surprisingly young. If we’re to talk about Haute Couture, at Christian Dior it has often been the theatrics – where models portray protagonists….or can fall for the antagonist’s role if wits cannot deliver the challenge. Thus, Christian dior haute couture shows have always been the shining cockpit for the girls to show off their creativity and outshine each others walks.

John Galliano poses for the finale of Christian Dior haute couture show alongside models @ the fashion escapist

This season’s show however, was cropped to a short story instead of a long novel, judging by the set where the couture collection was presented – in a lounge atmosphere of a decent house with white interiors. And the collection itself wasn’t far-off the distant imagination, in fact, I think it was not imagined. The bar suits looked exactly how Christian dior himself would’ve made it. Except that the suits were undone, rather in undies. A lot of which were 50’s underthings and a peeking chemise lace at the hemline of a skirt.

Kasia Struss and Sasha Pivovarova on Christian Dior haute couture show @ the fashion escapist
The passage route for the girls wasn’t easy. Starting from one-way down the stairs; okay some of their supermodel predecessors had gone through kooky prancing on the runway (like Aggy did in John galliano), or catwalking on that pool (if you remember Maria carla before), or a balancing act of skyrocketing heels and saucer plate hats, but this time would be a rampage down a flight of staircase! Whew.

Natasha Poly wearing a tulle ball gown at the Christian Dior haute couture show @ the fashion escapist
Anabela Belikova in a red skirtsuit at Christian Dior haute couture show @ the fashion escapist

Thanks to our brave hybrid of girls who cunningly displayed their talents by acing down that staircase under such perilous circumstances. I was impressed with our young girls for keeping an intact composure and daring to project the invoked feeling of the clothes without fear. I was particularly impressed, with Vlada’s performance, though her skinny ankle made a slight twitch but bravely projected her self. Kasia too did a good job and flawless all through out. Natasha, barely looking down as she stepped down the stairs, unfazed by the amount of tiered tulle of her ball dress and made a safe but still graceful pass afterward. Anabela too, looked very stunning in red. They’ve proved that they’re good walkers once and for all….and yes! – they made it through.

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antonio barros said...

I love this Dior show! Was so pretty!

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