The first look out was a fitted tuxedo jacket with razor-sharp fitted cigarette pants and pointed black court shoes. Raf Simons’ job at Dior is to take the house forwards into the year 2013 and beyond, while retaining the DNA of the French heritage brand; a task that fashion press have every confidence is within the Belgium minimalist’s grasp.
Another look shows a model in an elegant full length, voluminous skirt in delicate silk, bearing the kind of floral print that earned him such plaudits at Jil Sander, teamed with a simple black scoop necked top and delicate black and metal sandals.
As was to be expected, the twittersphere was a-buzz with fashion professionals documenting this moment in fashion history. Here is what the industry has been saying;
Lorraine Candy @LorraineELLE Witnessing fashion history@Dior. To beautiful and breath taking to describe by tweet. It wd do such a show disservice twitpic
Anne Marie Curtis @amcELLE: Dior was perfection. Utterly modern and gobsmackingly beautiful. #neworder #PFW"
Cathy Horyn @CathyHorynNYT Gorgeous Dior. Great shape. Sexy. Surprising color. yfrog
SartorialGirl @sartorialgirl those asymmetric draping tops are just beautiful. #dior
Telegraph Fashion @TeleFashion #Dior #PFW Raf Simon p-a-p pour Dior look camera+ Three looks - all diff - all rich.
Stephen Jones @SJMillinery Gazar bows @Dior fluttering with fragrance. #glamour twitpic
SUPERMODELS-ONLINE @supermodelscom Supermodel @LindseyWixson on #Dior runway with Kanye checking her out back there on front row. lol :) Instagram
booth1 @booth1 New kind of ball gown at #Dior. Knit top and skirt reminiscent of Raf's days at Jil Sander. #PFW twitpic
Olivia Palermo @TheRealOliviaP Snapped while heading into Dior in Paris! oliviapalermo.com/