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Haute Couture - Christian Dior Couture Fall/Winter 2012/13 - Raf Simons Debut | Paris Couture FW | F

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SUBSCRIBE: PARIS - Raf Simons had a lot of pressure on his head. Everyone who was anyone was in the audience including designers like Alber Elbaz and stars like Marion Cotillard and Sharon Stone. With the sudden firing of designer John Galliano and all the drama surrounding the person to be named the one to replace him at Christian Dior, we were all wondering if Raf Simons would live up to the expectations. The former Jil Sander designer left the company to start magic at Dior and the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 couture collection would be the first time the world would be able to see if Simons could do it. Did he live up to the hype? The fashion media would say YES, but not in the way you would expect. The collection itself was not theatrical in the way John Galliano made famous. But it was an homage to the early Christian Dior as an architect, the one that made the New Look famous. Simons let the bright red lips do the talking and focused on the streamlined and elegant look, that went from clean pant suits to sculpted skirts and peplum, but remaining minimalist while making a statement at the same time. And yet he still began a new humanized era in couture. We can't wait to see what's next. Appearances: Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Phelps (, Ines de la Fressange, Natalia Vodianova, Alber Elbaz (Lanvin), Babeth Djian (Editor In Chief Numero), Michelle Harper (Founder, Darac Beauty), Sharon Stone, Marion Cotillard, Julia Nobis, Glenda Bailey...

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