1
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-001.jpg
2
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-002.jpg
3
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-003.jpg
4
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-004.jpg
5
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-005.jpg
6
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-006.jpg
7
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-007.jpg
8
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-008.jpg
9
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-009.jpg
10
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-010.jpg
11
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-011.jpg
12
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-012.jpg
13
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-013.jpg
14
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-014.jpg
15
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-015.jpg
16
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-016.jpg
17
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-017.jpg
18
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-018.jpg
19
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-019.jpg
20
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-020.jpg
21
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-021.jpg
22
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-022.jpg
23
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-023.jpg
24
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-024.jpg
25
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-025.jpg
26
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-026.jpg
27
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-027.jpg
28
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-028.jpg
29
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-029.jpg
30
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-030.jpg
31
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-031.jpg
32
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-032.jpg
33
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-033.jpg
34
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-034.jpg
35
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-035.jpg
36
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-036.jpg
37
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-037.jpg
38
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-038.jpg
39
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-039.jpg
40
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-040.jpg
41
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-041.jpg
42
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-042.jpg
43
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-043.jpg
44
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-044.jpg
45
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-045.jpg
46
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-046.jpg
47
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-047.jpg
48
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-048.jpg
49
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-049.jpg
50
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-050.jpg
51
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-051.jpg
52
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-052.jpg
53
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-053.jpg
54
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-054.jpg
55
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-055.jpg
56
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-056.jpg
57
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-057.jpg
58
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-058.jpg
59
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-059.jpg
60
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-060.jpg
61
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-061.jpg
62
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-062.jpg
63
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-063.jpg
64
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-064.jpg
65
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-065.jpg
66
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show Credits: Courtesy of Dior
Dior-Cruise-Collection-2015-066.jpg
A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show
66 View slideshow

A Flag Raising Dior Cruise Show

For the Dior Cruise 2015 collection Raf Simons introduced the fashion set to the land of Dior. Arriving at the 35th East Side Pier in Manhattan, guests were greeted by male models in sharp navy Dior blazers (according to the patches on their breast) like friendly cruise personnel as they shuttled invitees down the ramp and onto the yellow Dior branded ferry taxi.

It was all quite a show.  The Dior logo large and definitive on the side of the venue as the ferry approached, more branding in a smaller sign above the male models who retrieved glasses before guests stepped off the ferry and finally into Brooklyn to a matching welcoming line of sorts proudly bearing the Dior logo while guests posed for photographers in a step and repeat procession. This was World Dior.

The show proper was lofted.  The bright white Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse venue (workers were scrubbing scuff marks away as we filed in to the space, soiling the purity) made for a strong first impression. A soaring ceiling with oversized whirling fans, and walls of windows looking out over the river made views of Manhattan a cityscape scenery for the event.

It was a nice touch considering the show notes spoke of America. Designer Raf Simons himself called America a constant inspiration, referencing the melting pot of styles and an idea of freedom.  His flag? A silk scarf. It found itself wound around the ankles of models in solids (black, blue and red) and a major inspiration for skirts in a procession of four dresses that fluttered down the runway starting at exit 50.  There it was tempered with Simons’ ongoing play of rigidity and fluidity: heather tweed bodices kept things stable up top. One flag even waved lazily on the LED screen and was reflected at large on the mirrored wall that played as the show’s backdrop.

Of course silk scarves, or the French carré, are almost nothing without a bit of print.  Here Simons shined with his artistic hand-painted motifs splashed on everything from dresses to scarf tops and even some of the covetable bags.

It was a strong, sensible collection full of covetable pieces that were sometimes new takes on Dior staples like a black wool suit with a curving, soft hem, to some newer pieces for the brand like a patchworked navy astrakhan, mink and breitschwanz coat that spoke American craft.

It was World Dior indeed.  A world where a smiling Maggie Gyllenhaal chatted on her phone not far from Delphine Arnault and Cathy Horyn, all in line to congratulate Simons who was entangled with Rihanna.

It took only a short trip back across the river, and over hearing a cop yell   to drivers lined up to chauffeur returning guests to move, "I don't care who you're waiting for!”, to create a deep longing to return to the World Dior that Simons had so skillfully created.