Can I tell you a little secret? Of all the mind-blowingly creative events I've had the pleasure to attend, the Haute Couture runway shows are my absolute faves. They're just so purely about beauty that you cannot but feel that all the way through, which gives me goosebumps every.single.time. So to say that I was looking forward to the Dior Haute Couture show in Paris, my very first runway show of the year, would be a huge understatement. After seeing Maria Grazia Chiuri's first collection for Dior in September (and the immediate impact her feminist shirt had on the street style!), my expectations were pretty high.
And you guys, it was such a beautiful day! We woke up to the most amazing sunrise. I honestly felt so lucky when we were enjoying our breakfast on the rooftop of the gorgeous George V hotel, overlooking Paris waking up with us... When my little Dior dress arrived, I was waaay to excited! It was one of my favourite looks of the ready-to-wear show, so I just had to wear it, whether it fitted around my baby bump or not. :) I paired it with a classic navy coat, white miniature bag, patent leather booties, and the coolest sunnies (aren't they amazing?). I decided to do my own hair & make-up, because I wanted to have an effortless beauty look, with fresh dewy skin, a low messy bun, and a pop of red to match the little heart on my dress (Faby Look at me baby!).
After worrying for a bit about the suddenly emerged snow (versus my bare legs), off we went to the show! Just before arriving, the sun came out again, and it was all good (still freezing, but so worth it :)). Every visitor had to look twice when entering the iconic gardens of the Musée Rodin to fully take in the giant mirrors reflecting their surroundings. So amazing! A leafy labyrinth took us to the runway venue, a lush fairytale wonderland with fresh smelling greens and a sparkly fantasy tree in the middle, every little detail reflected in the mirrored ceilings. It was off-beat and nostalgic and cosy and innovative - so very Dior! We saw lots of strong looks; dreamy powdery princess dresses, but also many powerful mono-colours (red, white & black) and warrior-appropriate headwear, a nod to the strong females that the new Dior wishes to celebrate. And as if this wasn't enough, I bumped into Diane Kruger, one of my all-time girl crushes, who was sweet and elegant, wearing a classy off-the-shoulder dress.
We decided to skip the Masked Ball in the evening (I'm in need of a bit more sleep these days ;)) and end this magical day with a leisurely dinner at Miss Ko - one of my fave Japanese restaurants in Paris.
Thanks so much for having me, George V and Dior! It was the best kick-off of this runway year...
ps: Head over to WhoWhatWear for a full recap of the day!