The fashion house of Christian Dior has unveiled its autumn collection in Britain with a soft, elegant theme that's become the hallmark of the French based designers.
CU: sign 'Christian Dior' PULL BACK TO MVs model wearing dress in feather printed georgette, London, U.K. (2 shots)
MVs: model wearing trouser suit in green tweed with matching crepe de chine blouse. (2 shots)
MVs model wearing black velvet and lace evening dress (2 shots)
MV: model wearing three piece with black blouson, pleated skirt and crepe de chine blouse in black and Fushchia print. (2 shots)
MVs: model wearing two piece in red printed crepe de chine. (2 shots)
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Background: The fashion house of Christian Dior has unveiled its autumn collection in Britain with a soft, elegant theme that's become the hallmark of the French based designers. The London showing also revealed that the house is staying with the Paris look for the coming season -- very light and feminine, and very French in cut.
SYNOPSIS: The new collection is based on taffeta, chiffon, lace -- and georgette, here in a feather print. The price GBP350 sterling (GBP600 US dollars).
A trouser suit in very light green tweed, softened by a matching crepe de chine blouse. Much the same price at GBP375 ($650 US dollars).
For the evening, black velvet and lace off the shoulder. It can be worn either bare-shouldered, or with a transparent black lacy ruff -- originally high fashion in the era of Queen Elizabeth the First, and making its reappearance in the silver jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Around GBP400 sterling ($740 US dollars).
A little more expensive at GBP500 ($570 US dollars) is a three-piece black knit blouson with pleated skirt, complemented by a blouse in black and fuschia print. Very soft, very elegant, and very Christian Dior -- just the outfit for theatre premieres or high-society dinners.
A little less formal - a two-piece in red printed crepe de chine at GBP475 sterling ($830 US dollars). Yes, it is a two-piece, despite a deceptive gathering of the blouse over the skirt.