Wednesday, April 24, 2013

That Dior Dress

I didn't think much of this Christian Dior dress when I first saw it on the runway, other than it reminded me of a sweet wrapper. However, as the months go by, I am beginning to see more and more of it on the red carpet and in magazine editorials all around the globe. This multi-shaded striped organza dress is fast becoming one of the most photographed looks from Dior's Spring 2013 collection. Let's observe the rise-and-rise of that Dior dress.

On the Dior SS13 runway, Kasia Struss modeled the candy coloured
dress that strongly influenced editors and celebrities everywhere. 


The diaphanous dress has already been photographed three times on the red carpet.
Left: Model Lee Hyun Yi wore the look to an event in Seoul, South Korea.
Center: Australian actress Isabel Lucas donned the youthful dress to a Sydney store opening.
Right: American socialite Lisa Marie Falcone wore the Dior dress just this week in New York City. I have to admit this dress looks far better in editorial than it does in 'real-life'.


Left: Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld is enveloped in a colorful swirl of organza for the cover of Harper's Bazaar España April 2013. Right: Rose Smith is given a sportier styling in Vogue Australia, with inner black tank top and wrist bands.

Left: Amanda Seyfried graces the April 2013 cover of Tatler Russia, accessorized with bold green earrings and a multi-coloured necklace. Right: Valerija Kelava gives new meaning to the term 'urban' glamour for Antidote Magazine's Street Issue.


Left: Natalia Vodianova displays the pink bandeau side strap thats holds this gauzy dress together. A rose-shaded neck-tie and soft makeup add to the romance of her styling.
Right: Vanessa Hudgens, on the other end of the spectrum, is given a spikey punk rock hairstyle and plastered with heavy makeup.

Left: Irish actress Saoirse Ronan adds vivid colour to a dusky forest scene for Instyle MagazineRight: Singer Kelly Chen covers Marie Claire Hong Kong's April 2013 issue in the fluorescent dress. The lighting in this photo makes the shades look somewhat darker.  

Elle Fanning gives a playful edge to the dress, blending into the plastic background for New York Magazine. In this case, it really does look like a candy wrapper.

Left: Russian model Vlada Roslyakova makes a bright splash on the cover of Marie Claire Korea's March 2013 edition. Right: Nico O is dressed up in the famous frock with asymmetrical hemline for a fashion page in Marie Claire UK March 2013. I think her metallic strap heels are a pivotal part of what makes this look work here.


Clearly a fashion editor favourite, do you think this Dior dress deserves all the hype or not? 



89 comments:

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I was waiting your Wed post all the day!:) Btw, let me be honest, when I saw it on runway I also didnt think too much of it and in fact neither remember it! You did a great research job dear, I didnt notice it was so popular at the mo! I only saw the cover with Natalia Vodianova, who, in my opinion, is the best to wear it, maybe for the add of the pink ribbon! Thanks a lot for stopping by, your words always make me smile:)) Have a nice evening, hugs! xo

Seepz said...

The dress reminds me of a candy wrapper too and maybe that's why it works well as magazine covers and editorials! You feel like picking up the magazine coz it looks so candylicious!

Just my thoughts! A great post! :)

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VintageDanielle said...

Oh wow, it is everywhere! The dress is okay looking for me. I can't get over how much it looks like a candy wrapper and the there isn't much form or shape to it but I guess that's why it's more high end fashion.

Mira said...

Wow looks like candy wrapper and I love candy. It´s pretty cool. I wouldn´t mind to own it but well it´s from Dior and too pricey for me. My favs Nico O. and Isabel Lucas <3

xx

the Martha from Malta diary said...

Wow this dress really is becoming more prestigious! To be honest Im not too keen on it, although it does look very differently on different people. It actually looks flattering :)

Cherina said...

Hmmm. I .. I.. just don't know how to feel about it honestly...It reminds me of a cheeseburger! Weirdly enough. A cheeseburger? I know right?

Stylish By Nature said...

Stunning !!

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Kim Alston said...

Excellent compilation Sam! I didn't like this dress on the runway, nor do I like it for the magazines. I don't know if it's the color combination or what. It just never appealed to me.

blackberryfashion said...

Kasia Struss looks gorgeous! she is a great model :)

Marika said...

I really love this dress!!!
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Stella said...

For me this dress is nothing special. Don't know why it is worn so much.

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Just like candy wrap, nad on some magazine photos it looks ok, but nothing special to me, even if i could afford it, i would never ever buy it! Ilina

Kacie Cone said...

I'm really not liking this dress it looks like my dog threw up a skittles wrapper haha

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I am not a fan of this dress, but it does look better on magazine covers more than in actual life!

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Diana Daron said...

the perfect dress!

Paola Lauretano said...

It's so original!!!!!
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The Preppy Student said...

I cant say I would wear that dress but it is certainly high fashion! I just found your blog and cannot wait to read more. I would love it if you could follow me back. I always comment back! The Preppy Student

White-Lady said...

great post!

My Urban Market said...

I have to be honest, this is the first time that I see this dress. I really like it. I find it's perfect on Natalia Vodianova. So chic. Nice post.
Kiss.

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Cecille said...

Interesting post you have!!!
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Nee said...

uhm... don't really like this dress:S it doesn't look good on anybody haha. well... the harper's bazaar is okay:) but interesting dress... lol.

lots of love xx

Fashionthroughtravel said...

The dress didn't really say much to me either on the runway, but to be honest I think it looks quite good in some of these photos - such as on Isabel Lucas or Daphne Groeneveld. It's definitely interesting, that's for sure!
I really liked your comparison with the candy wrapper by the way, so true :)

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I'm sorry but in my opinion this dress is a complete NO-NO!!!
I can't believe it's a Dior...
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Patricia

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Linda Greaves said...

Whoa...this dress is...different.
Haha, that's all I can say!

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Jessi said...

This dress is definitely unique! I think it looks good in some photos and bad in others. I think Lee Hyun definitely wore it best in the real world and I like Saoirse in Instyle's editorial the most.
Jessi
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Carolyna said...

I absolutely love this dress - so so stunning. I wish to have them Sam :-)

....... said...

pretty cool dress def. looks like a candy wrapper. and I love the makeup on that runway one! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Juliet Polilova said...

i think it deserves to be a trend this season! love the sheer details :)
very nice blog by the way ;)

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Karolina said...

Stunning dress!

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Stephanie said...

Very unique dress!

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

it's very original but a little too much for me :)
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Jessica Neumann said...

Amazing dress

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Gail J said...

beautiful <3

Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam! It's definitely deserves the hype from a editors point of view. The dress looks great photographed on a model. My favorite is on Nico O. I agree with you the shoes are a great match.

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Ha, your sweet wrapper comment made me laugh, it does bear more than a passing resemblance... Wow, this piece really has taken the world by storm, great round up Sam! I have to say I'm not a massive fan of the dress, but it looks pretty cool on the magazine covers - definitely eye catching and attention grabbing. Think my fave styling is on Natalia Vodianova, that pink necktie is a cute idea. Hope you week is going well!

ROXTHEFOX said...

Lol at wrapper! I can't really say I love it, to be honest. I think the mullet skirt kills it for me. I enjoy a mix of colors and patterns usually, but this one doesn't fit together. Looks like pieces of different dresses sown together and it just doesn't work. I think the editors have lost it haha!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

When I first saw it I thought - they must have been in the shower and had to run and get the door because it looks like a shower curtain wrapped around the model. Actually the editorial shots look pretty fabulous but the real people looks don't quite live up to it. I do, however think Lee Hyun Hi wore it best - it looks elegant on her shape and the way she styled it.

Have a great day!

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Very unique as everyone says:)

The Garage Starlets said...

It's gorgeous! Love it!

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betweenfriendsfashion said...

Not a fan really. It looks sort of plastic like and uncomfortable. But it's obviously been quite popular.

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Chai Chen said...

I ain't really for this dress. Unconventional. Ermmm ... maybe ok for runway :)

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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

wow it looks stunning on the front of harpers bazaar!

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Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, this dress is so pretty and is everywhere:) I love it on Isabel Lucas and on Amanda Seyfried! Thank you for the sweet note, kisses chris

Nicole said...

Love how they styled the dress for Harper's Bazaar!
It's such an unusual dress but definitely catches the eye :)
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fluff and fripperies said...

Hmm while pretty I think this is over hyped - you're so right about it looking like a sweet wrapper!

katie said...

Heh, when I looked at the first picture, the dress almost looked like it had yellow lighting bolts on it! It's kind of(really) a strange dress but I think you said it best, it works better in the editorials than it does in really life. It just looks strange on the red carpet but I actually love it in the first two magazine covers. It actually looks gorgeous on the Harper's Bazaar cover, it has so much movement and looks really vibrant.

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Heiress said...

What an observation Sam ! Bravo!!
But to us the dress looks a little strange on the red carpet. Not very flattering. On the glossy pages though, it fares better.

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zuuRich said...

i like it :D
Thanks for your stop and of course, i follow back!
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Denise said...

Mmmm... not my favorite style, but I loved the idea and the colors! Anyway, it was a hit, so many wearing and posing for magazines!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Ok so maybe they forget all the amazing pieces on the runway, but really this dress getting so much hype?
I love it so much on Natalia though.

Katie Frank said...

This dress is genius ! <3

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sergio castaño peña said...

amazed by that original and super famous dress!!!!!! so colorful!!
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Ileana said...

I dont really like it... but it Looks great on Amanda seyfried and on bazaar! :)
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Denisa said...

That dress is really amazing and I like that transparent material. HAve a great day.,

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S said...

Definitely this dress is uncommon!^^
Still I love the colors and the metallic effect of that texture!
Anyway Natalia wears it better!!!
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The Chic Sheet said...

That Dior dress is perfection!


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Miranda

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

I love the colors of this Dior dress:)

Josie said...

I agree, I definitely think this dress looks better in editorials! Love how Isabel Lucas wore it though xxx

Rosa C. said...

Woow i love it!
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Lady parisienne said...

This dress is spectacular!

mademoiselle mode said...

I love Dior
Perfect dress :)

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Rebecca said...

I am really not too sure if I love this dress or not. I do like the colors but I don't know about the shape!

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Ana said...

wow original dress!!

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Gabriele said...

oh I love this dress! I think its THE perfect dress for the cover of a magazine, Daphne looks beyond amazing in it!

Issa Tchieu said...

ure so right!!! i wasnt too interested in this dress in ur first photo..n it got better as i scroll down Lol. Esp the one on L'officiel cover, SO GORGEOUSS

Helena Resende said...

That dress is everywhere... I think it is perfect for editorial work like a cover of a magazine...

Coco said...

Interesting topic Sam. I think it has been so successful because it looks completely different depending on who and how styles it. I like it because the organza wrap creates a play of light which gives light to it.
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Anouka said...

The dress looks amazing! I'm a fan!

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mochaccinoland said...

this dress certainly gets lotsa nods from fashion editors all over the world! i'm not a fan but i like how it looks on the bazaar's cover! the model & photographer did a great job bringing out the best in this dress.

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Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

I'm not a big fan of this dress to be honest:/ It looks quite
nice on the cover of Harper's Bazaar but other than that it
looks weird.
x

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AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

I love the texture, it seems like this has so much texture and body too it! I don't know if I'm a massive fan on the shape though

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Mili said...

Wow what a popular dress! But I think I agree most with your initial reaction, it looks like a candy wrapper

Mili from call me, Maeby

Nicoleta_B said...

Adore this collection.

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BELULOVE said...

is strange!!!!! jajajaja


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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Honestly... it looks like colored cling wrap....

Sunny & Star said...

wow, that dress is definitely popular but it isn't one of my favorites.

Tracy

Demi Mist said...

It is cute! Maybe it needs a good body to make it look nicer.

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Bailey Schneider said...

Honestly I think it's awful. I wonder if someone unknown had to put it out, if it would have such hype or if it is just because it's a Dior?
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Carmen said...

That dress looks pretty interesting and I didn´t know it was that famous! Anyway I think Isabel Lucas wore it best :)
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Kamea411 said...

I think the dress is unique, and the snapshots of these dresses are amazing!

Diana Marks said...

I don't really like the dress

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

Texture wise the dress is super fun, but the bias cut angles in the back make me not love it completely...but still really playful and colorful!
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

I like the way Kassia is showing it to the runway. I love this dress.
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Rakhshan said...

i like the colors of the dress and it looks the best on Amanda Seyfried!! the colors look greta with her blond hair and rosy pout! x