A red carpet without Dior? Unthinkable! Raf Simons’ divine creations have been indispensable to this year’s best dressed lists, with many starlets sticking to his dreamy eveningwear. Known for architectural cuts and unusual colour palettes, Dior is the thinking girl’s choice for the red carpet.
The roll call of Hollywood starlets choosing Raf Simons’ creations includes Jennifer Lawrence, Luther actress Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Olsen, Marion Cotillard, Chinese superstar Angelababy and Natalie Portman. But the title of ultimate brand ambassador is a toss up between Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard.
Marion IS Christian Dior, as she is as central to the Dior DNA as Lady Dior bags and Raf Simons. This year she starred in another Lady Dior campaign, and wore almost nothing but Christian Dior for 12 months. Sigh! Remember the strapless, arty Dior Resort 2013 gown she wore in Cannes? How about the bold yellow number she wore to the BAFTAs? This girl constantly gives us fashion butterflies.
Then there is Jennifer Lawrence - the girl who trips over her couture at the Oscars and hoiks up delicate layering on her skirt at the SAGs. But this is why we love her. As well as, you know, winning an Oscar, J Law also hit fashion gold as she became the face of Miss Dior. Could there be a better person to represent an exciting new phase in the life of this monolithic French status label? It’s hard to think of one.
Landing a campaign means you get an endless supply of Dior clothes bags arriving at your door, and on her Hunger Games promo tour it was no surprise that she wore all Dior everything.
So 2013 might have been about twerking and selfies, but it was also the year of the Dior darling. Take a look through the gallery above to see some of the best Dior looks of 2013...