Dior: Cruise 2016
Stefon: “Have you ever wanted an answer to the question, “Gingham. Why?” Well, now you’ve got one. Belgian designer Raf Simons has gone all out. Meet the lesbian love child of Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl and Debra Jo Rupp in That ‘70s Show. Her name? Carol Brady. Her occupation? By day, Teletubby travel agent. By night, man-eater. She’ll make you work hard, make you spend hard, make you want all, of her love. She’s a maneater, make you buy Dior, in a celebration of ‘70s beige and check, blurring the line between form and flounce. Fuzzy felt has never looked so chic. This collection had everything. EVERYTHING. Fine lazer-cut fabrics, raw cut hems and ribbed knit dresses, sheer mesh and shiny panels, allowing you to be your own artfully-distressed disco ball. Arms are warm this season, with a longer length sleeve. Knuckles will not chaff from the cold. Be the wicked witch of the east, west, north and south in a stylish witch-y boot. The ladies of The Craft have nothing on you hoe. Rule the school! And who’s that? Is that a druid priestess in her svelte and slinky ceremonial robe? No, it’s Julia Nobis in a fluid, flowing chest and underarm tattoo-bearing number. Notice the flounce by the ankle, such flounce takes a talented pattern cutter.
By Natalie Dembinska and Ted Stansfield