All you need to know about Dior’s fairytale Haute Couture show

If your invite to Dior’s spring/summer 2017 show got lost in the mail, fret not, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the show. The show is the first Dior Couture show under the direction of newcomer Maria Grazia Chiuri, the former co-Creative Director of Valentino – and she didn’t disappoint.

The set was a magical wonderland 

When it comes to elaborate, other-worldly set design Dior has never disappointed us in the past but this year’s backdrop for the haute couture collection was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Paris’ Musee Rodin was transformed into an enchanting forest complete with a mirrored sky, front row seating disguised as verdant greenery and

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Uber-feminine fashion is back, hurrah!

A solitary pair of pants were paraded down the Dior haute couture runway, making Chiuri’s message clear: not only should we all be feminists – the emotive words emblazoned on one of Chiuri’s tees on the spring/summer 2017 runway – we should all be embracing uber-feminine fashion too. Models looked like they’d just stepped out of a fairytale in diaphanous gowns with embroiled celestial detailing. Take a look at our favourite looks from the runway here.


The front row was pretty dreamy too 

When we’d finished evaluating every single look we’d love in our dream wardrobes, we were busy admiring all the front row action. The always beautiful Kirsten Dunst and Diane Kruger were just a couple of the famous faces at the show; and the faces of Dior Homme’s new campaign – A$AP Rocky and Rami Malek – were also in attendance.

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Dreams come true

  1. A solitary pair of pants

Five minutes with Liu Wen

Our favourite Estée Lauder ambassador, top model Liu Wen shares what she loves most about the holiday season.

How will you be spending the holidays this year? What are you most looking forward to?

I’ll be traveling many miles back home [to Hunan province in China] to visit my grandparents and parents. I’m very much looking forward to just spending time with family!

What do the holidays mean to you?

It’s a time to reunite with loved ones and reconnect with friends—preferably all at once!

What are your favourite holiday memories?

Being with my family. We always gather together around a table to make dumplings from scratch, chat about everything under the sun—and of course, eat a satisfying meal!

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

The most memorable is also the most meaningful: my parents gave me an English dictionary before I left China for the first time.

What is #1 on your wish list this year?

To not age another year! Just kidding. I just want to maintain my health!

Do you change up your beauty routine to account for all the extra holiday merriment?

Paying attention to your diet and nutrition is important. Getting proper amounts of beauty sleep and applying masks more consistently are also musts.

What do you always make sure to have with you for every party?

My cell phone, so I can take plenty of photos for memories!

Favorite holiday song:

I don’t think I have a favorite—I just love listening to familiar tunes over and over.

Favorite holiday scent:

The faint smell of a calm, peaceful atmosphere.