Christian Dior Spring Summer 2014

This Christian Dior show was divided into two parts, a confusing, rather unattractive first half, with gimmicky designs, tacky printed slogans, and nipples. The second part, presented as a finale, consisted of beautiful gowns with pouffy skirts and Watteau backs. We were headed towards a major fail until this glorious finale. My question is, why bother with the first part?

I love…

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a shirt dress with a sexy shoulder.

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a dress with an awesomely pouffy skirt.

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all these lovely strapless gowns.

I loathe…

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nipples and hip cleavage? Dior is far more classy than this.

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the word “Hyperrealness” printed on any item of clothing.

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gimmicky designs.

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a very weird and unattractive dress.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • @Elaryen

    I would have really liked that blue dress without the word prints. It feels to me like it is added to show how “hip” and trendy you are because it’s the latest thing (let’s face it, he isn’t the first designer we saw using this feature in the last 4 weeks). Next time you want to add it, please, do it as the belt … you know, if you really really must.

    But, I rather liked the black dress actually.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, it is upsetting that he is trying to be hip. He is better than that, and so is Dior.

  • Inés Cruz

    The worst thing about this show is precisely the part where thy try not to be Dior. It’s like if the Valentino bunch just threw away the red, or the romantic designs just because they’re not hip anymore. COME ON!!! do what you’re good at, which is a) why they chose you to be the designer for the brand and b)what they loved you for in the first show. Just stick to what you’re good at, do a little willy nillies here and there for some hipness, but DO NOT TRY to be another brand.

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  • Cheryl W.

    Those text print dresses look like high school recycled fashion design challenge entries. Would be interesting to see body-friendly modified versions of that last dress and that hip-baring skirt. Workmanship wasn’t the issue. Overdesigned, definitely. I don’t like it when designers let down the quality of the craftsmanship. I mean, that last dress definitely had potenial.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes – great points!