Christian Dior

Paris: Classic Dior was back for Pre-Fall via a crisp update of the house’s iconic silhouettes. Jackets and coats were cinched at the waist for an hourglass effect, often layered over slim knit turtlenecks with elongated arms which created a youthful look. Substantial knits were woven into both flirtatious shrug sweaters and windowpane check cardigans, while bell shaped skirts were a fresh alternative to fitted pencil skirts. The playful spirit continued into the dressier portion of the collection as well, resulting in satin drop waist dresses in ballerina pink or embellished with a tunic of lace. Smartly mining Dior’s archives, design director Bill Gaytten has succeeded in creating a tasteful take on the New Look.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Hourglass / Long / Lean

Color: Cranberry / White / Black / Bright cobalt / Fuchsia / Nude / Grey / Cinnamon

Key Items: Pencil skirts / Peplum jackets / Bell skirts / Slim turtlenecks / Double breasted jackets / Skirt suits / Patent leather trench coats / Dropped waist dresses / Floor length evening gowns / Cocoon coats / Knit shrugs

Materials: Wool / Silk / Satin / Lace / Patent leather / Tweed / Fur / Intarsia knits / Bouclé / Jacquard

Print + Pattern: Checks

Details + Trim: Beading / Ruffles / Sheer panels / Embroidery / Fringe

Accessories + Footwear: Rigid handbags / Stiletto sandals / Platform mary-janes / Leather belts / Opaque hosiery / Beaded bib necklaces

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