As always the guest list at Dior created a road block and photography frenzy. Editors like Carine Roitfeld, who left the show hand in hand with book collaborator Olivier Zahm, Anna Dello Russo, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Wintour sat alongside Dasha Zhukova, Derek Blasberg and Orlando Bloom.
Outside the show last season was intense, particularly as a result of the John Galliano scandal, but yesterday was pretty much the same. No other brand creates a road block quite like Christian Dior.
It's taken me a while to embrace Nina Ricci post-Olivier Theyksnes but this week, Peter Copping got it just right. The collection was the perfect combination of femininity and womanly sensuality as Copping revisited the floral prints by Zina de Plagny who collaborated with the brand back in 1930, incorporating them on figure hugging skirts and dresses nipped in at the waist. The prints came in different shades and styles like a grey and white version on an oversized lightweight coat to in a ditsy muti-coloured style on feminine dresses and thigh skimming playsuits.
The use of lingerie, which he started for Resort, helped add a grown up feel to pieces that could have easily felt a bit cutesy. Bra tops came in day time styles teamed with flirty skirts in white and for evening, they came under cropped sleeve jackets and matching skirts and a sexy cropped cocoon shaped jacket teamed with a body hugging pencil skirt that you can imagine Kim Kardashian sporting. Slip dresses also appeared, as did sheer midi length dresses in white with cut out details along the hem unveiling lingerie underneath in a similar vein of what we've seen over the past few seasons. Lace also added a grown-up twist along the neckline of lightweight cardigans teamed with cropped tops and sexy over the knee skirts.
Whether it's hot or cold outside, Anna Dello Russo is always wardrobe ready. Yesterday the sun was blaring in Paris so the Japanese Vogue editor wore this sheer white top and high waisted shorts both by Louis Vuitton.
The shows in Paris have generally been quite celebrity free but last night was different, as Karl Lagerfeld hosted a show and coctail party to celebrate the launch of his latest collection for Hogan. The usuals like Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delevigne were joined by Rachel Zoe, Ciara and Lea Michelle.