Dior Looks to Comfort and 1970s Bohemian Vibes at Paris Fashion Week

Dior swaddled its models in cocooning kaftans at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday to protect them from an uncertain world, in the first big runway show staged in the virus-hit city in nearly seven months.

Three hundred masked movers and shakers braved the drizzle to worship at the “cathedral of Dior”, as wags dubbed the pavilion with stained glass windows the mythic French brand built in the Tuileries Garden for the occasion.

If the first major live catwalk show in the world’s style capital since the lockdown was meant to be a celebration of fashion, no one told the choir.

A dozen sopranos screeched out an ear-splitting mourning dirge as the models winced by. The mounting atonal music was strangely at odds with the looks, which were mostly comfort clothes to soothe nerves and souls addled by months of anxiety.

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Many of the pieces in the Dior Spring/Summer 2021 collection
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As France Mulls Another COVID-19 Lockdown, Dior Debuts On Tik Tok With First Major Live Paris Fashion Week Show

Guests arriving at the Dior Spring 2021 fashion show may have had a sense of dejá Vu. As the fashion flock traveled to Paris from Milan last February, Italy started locking down several regions, including the northern fashion hub town. The Paris collections kick-off when Dior shows on the second day of the calendar. Buyers and press wondered then about the fate of PFW fulfilling its scheduled nine-day affair, and many in the industry cut their trips short or canceled altogether to avoid catching the new virus.

This season, a similar sense is lurking as the French government imposed further restrictions on the countries’ hot zones, including Paris over the weekend. Major changes include bars not being open past

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This Is the Ultimate #WFH Beauty Strategy, According to the Dior Runway

Much like this season’s #WFH-friendly clothes—from dressing gowns to slouchy trousers—Dior’s spring 2021 beauty equation married self-expression with wearability.

It all began with the hair, which saw hairstylist Guido Palau finessing each girl’s natural texture so that it could be worn loose or pulled back into an undone updo topped off with one of the knotted headbands designed by Stephen Jones. “It was Maria Grazia [Chiuri’s] idea of women at home, doing their own hair,” explains Palau. “They’re not going to go to a hairdresser—it’s how they do their own hair. It’s naive but stylish at the same time.” To create the “easy” updos, Palau first ran Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Volume Creme Contour through lengths, then blow-dried them for extra definition. Once prepped, he parted the hair down the center, separated it into two sections, braided each of them loosely, then twisted them into a “roll-like” shape. The last

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Dior Restarts Paris Fashion With A Hug Of Comfort Clothes

There was a distinct cosy theme to Dior’s Paris catwalk show


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Dior swaddled its models in cocooning kaftans Tuesday to protect them from an uncertain world, in the first big fashion show staged in virus-hit Paris in nearly seven months.

Three hundred masked movers and shakers braved the drizzle to worship at the “cathedral of Dior”, as wags dubbed the pavilion with stained glass windows the mythic French brand built in the Tuileries Garden for the occasion.

If the first major live catwalk show in the world’s style capital since the lockdown was meant to be a celebration of fashion, no one told the choir.

A dozen sopranos screeched out an ear-splitting mourning dirge as the models winced by, dodging an Extinction Rebellion protester who briefly unfurled a banner proclaiming, “We are all fashion victims”.

The mounting atonal music was strangely at

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How to Get Glowing Skin for Fall, Courtesy of Dior Beauty’s Joanna Czech | W Magazine

“Respect, support, and protect.”

Joanna Czech’s skin mantra may appear simplistic, but under those fundamental tenets lies a detailed, scientific approach to skincare that she’s put to use for her clients across the globe for 35 years. On the subject of skin treatments and beauty products, Czech is unapologetic about prizing clinical efficacy over hype. “I don’t believe in trends—I believe in ingredients,” she says. “I prefer brands that have years of scientific research over things that were whipped up in grandma’s basement.”

It is precisely that plainspoken directness that has helped the skin expert and Dior Beauty ambassador earn not just widespread loyalty from her clients, but credibility. When she’s not toning and tending to the faces in her New York and Dallas spas, Czech is perfecting the complexions of Christy Turlington, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, and Kim Kardashian. 

We asked Czech to guide us on the essential skin

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