The Dior show just finished up in Paris, and despite all the last-minute, borderline-ridiculous rumors flying around about a new designer (Raf Simons! Christopher Kane? Wait, Haider Ackerman?), good ole Bill Gaytten took his bow at the end. He looked a bit haggard, no doubt feeling pressure from all the gossip on top of the normal stresses of producing a runway collection. And speaking of, the clothes were uncomplicated, wearable, and elegant. The collection had a clear ballet theme, with a light pink palette, lots of tutu-esque tulle skirts, and square-toed platform heels that resembled pointe slippers.
Unsurprisingly, Karlie Kloss closed the show, wearing a long burgundy gown with a sheer tulle skirt and taking lots of dramatic pauses on the runway. (Aymeline Valade opened, and a host of other top girls — Jourdan Dunn, Frida Gustavsson, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson — walked as well.) Overall, this collection probably won’t win any points for risk-taking or start any big new trends, but it’s certainly pretty and should sell well.