02 March 2012 by

Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE From Paris Fashion Week!

It's one of the most anticipated shows of the season and Dior's Autumn Winter 2012 collection has just landed on the catwalk at the Rodin Museum in Paris. So what has Bill Gaytten treated us to this time?

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

The answer is lashings of classic Diorness. We're seeing long silky gowns and skirts that are gorgeously elegant...

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

...as well as full A-line skirts emphasised by a belted waist. And there are intricate prints too.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE! beanie hat

And the trend for beanies, first seen at Victoria Beckham's show in New York, is still going strong. Never has the headgear looked so chic. We're loving the ballerina vibe of this pretty outfit, especially that expansive tutu-like skirt. Yes please!

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE! heels

And what of the footwear? These nude beauties with a thick ankle strap are tres ladylike, but the chunky heels and platforms keep them modern.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

Oooh, nice use of textures, Mr Gaytten.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

Mila Kunis would TOTALLY work this.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

See what we mean by classic Dior? It's retro-tastic.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE!

Okay, so there may not be the same dramatic theatricality we saw when John Galliano was at the helm, but the finale was packed with full chiffon skirts in aubergines, dusky pinks, greysa and petrol blues that stay true to the French fashion house's signature 1940s aesthetic. We want this gorgeous hot pink number please.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE! karlie kloss

Of course, it's Karlie Kloss who closes the show, just as she did for Balmain yesterday. The 19-year-old looks breath-taking in a magnificent ballgown in a sumptuous plum hue. We sigh.

Dior Autumn Winter 2012 Show: LIVE! bill gaytten

And here's Mr Gaytten himself, taking a modest bow. Cue applause!

Stay tuned as we bring you our full Dior show report. In the meantime, tell us your thoughts on the latest collection in the box below...


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So Lala (Fri Mar 02 17:19:54 GMT 2012): I miss Galliano colours, opulence, details, layers, leathers, thigh-high laced up boots, furs, Stephen Jones hats! Above all the DRAMA! there's no drama here...it's too simple and monotonous to be Dior...
Sujata Pawar Gharge (Fri Mar 02 20:47:40 GMT 2012): I like Dior prod.
Diane Sima (Thu Dec 13 21:41:34 GMT 2012): My dear So Lala, Dior is something with lots of romance, bohemian look, a very elegant prestige and most of all a senzitive women, Dior doesn't need drama and it's NOT too simple, it's PERFECT.