When Camilla Met Raf: What Happened When The Duchess Of Cornwall Visited Dior HQ?

29 May 2013 by

Camilla being shown around the archives by Dior CEO Sidney Toledano (left) and meeting Raf Simons (right)

When we go to Paris, there are a few things we absolutely must do. Eat French Onion soup, buy copious volumes of fromage, shop in Colette and enjoy the twinkly lights of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. But dropping into Dior’s HQ on Avenue Montaigne to meet Raf and the gang? Well that would just be a dream come true.

One lucky lady, namely our very own Duchess of Cornwall yesterday got to live that dream by hanging out with Raf Simons, Christian Dior CEO Sidney Toledano as well as their team of seamstresses and the design creatives at the Dior Paris atelier. But the question begs, why exactly was this Dior trip on Camilla’s Paris itinerary, especially as it was an official trip? Well we’ve got some theories of our own…

Baby Cambridge

Camilla could be buttering up Simmons to encourage him to create a Baby Dior christening gown, perhaps emblazoned with oversized florals and a neckerchief a lá his Spring/Summer ’13 womenswear show?

Couture for Camilla?

With just four weeks left until the Haute Couture collections show in Paris, perhaps the Duchess of Cornwall is laying some groundwork to secure herself a FROW ticket for the Dior couture show?

Redecorating Clarence House

Dior HQ is known for having seriously sumptuous interiors, perhaps Camilla was on a recce to get some decorating tips for a Clarence House makeover?

Swatting up on Royal wardrobes

Princess Margaret and Grace Kelly were the original Dior royals, who attended the shows and in the Princess of Monaco’s case, even wore Dior for her engagement celebrations. With such a regal history, the Duchess of Cornwall is smart to take note from these royal style mavens

Upping her fashion game?

Prince Charles has amped his official royal duties of late, which means this power couple needs a sufficiently powerful wardrobe to match. Can we expect more Dior for the D.of.Cornwall? Perhaps a feminine frock to wear to Prince Harry’s nuptials whenever they may be? We wait with bated breath!


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