This was a make-or-break moment at Dior—and for the house's new designer, Raf Simons. On the heels of John Galliano's infamous departure, Simons debuted with an updated take on Christian Dior's nip-waisted, full-skirted style by slimming the silhouette and focusing on colorful, futuristic details. This cropped ball gown, for example, features countless tiny ribbons embroidered over white organza, to the effect of evoking George Seurat's groundbreaking Pointillist paintings. A hint at Simons' plans to revolutionize high fashion? Only the next couture canvas will tell.
Gown by Christian Dior
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