For day 2 of Paris Fashion Week, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux presented their Fall 2016 Christian Dior Couture collection at Dior's Haute Couture salon at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, the location of Christian Dior's first show in 1947 and the home to all of Dior's couture operations and ateliers. The new design directors managed to keep our expectations high, showing a black-and-white collection that consisted of signature shapes, silhouettes, and full skirts, culminating in a series of gowns with intricate gold and silver embroideries.
The collection was void of high heels, with each model grounded by a pair of lace-up flat sandals – a look that challenges the phrase "beauty is pain" and encourages women to mix and match for a liberating sense of freedom. Our favourite part about the show? The beauty looks, of course. They were black, dramatic , and completely over-the-top – and we can't wait to try them out!
GRAPHIC LINER AND MINIMALIST HAIR
Dior makeup creative and image director Peter Phillips created a dramatic black cat eye on models, while Guido Palau swooped half of their hair back and fastened it with an oversize barrette for an easy-going, minimalist approach to getting ready. The style resembles this season's half-up, half-down ponytail, seen on L'Oreal muses like Doutzen Kroes , Bianca Balti, and Eva Longoria on the red carpet.
The eyes also followed one of this season's biggest trends – the graphic liner trend – as models strutted down the runway with dark lids that made an interesting contrast against their subtle hairstyles and elegant, yet simple gowns. Whether you colour your entire eyelid black, wing your liner out to your temples, or draw it inwards towards your nose, Fall 2016's approach to liner is big, bold, and dramatic.
A STAR-STUDDED SHOW
As always, the show was a star-studded event, with Dior brand ambassador Marion Cotillard sitting front row alongside Natalia Vodianova. Celine Dion was also in attendance, wearing a black Dior blazer and leather leggings. Her hair sat glamorously curled alongside large, square sunglasses that gave her look just the right amount of chic.
And while the front row may have been packed with celebs, the runway wasn't too far off as well. Newly signed Dior makeup spokeswoman Bella Hadid walked in the show in a black deep V dress that made her dark liner all the more dramatic.
What's your favourite look from Christian Dior's Fall 2016 Couture show?