All posts tagged Christian Dior

Jungle Fever

Just when you think animal prints are taking a back seat to newer summer trends, suddenly they’re showing up everywhere again. Here’s Cameron Diaz looking leggy as ever in sequined Pucci at the premiere of Bad Teacher yesterday. She does the right thing by keeping her accessories minimal and keeping the focus on the dress (and those legs, of course!).

Both Rosie Huntington-Whitley (above) and Lily Collins (below)  also chose jungle-inspired dresses for last week’s MTV Movie Awards, accenting their ensembles with subtle metallic accessories.

It just proves the point that this animal attraction will really stand the test of time. Rather than investing in a really expensive dress, why not pick a luxe bag in a similar print? Many of our favorites have long-lasting appeal that will look great with jeans and a t-shirt or for a night out on the town. Here’s our picks for this summer:

Jimmy Choo Leopard Saba. This is the ultimate go-to day bag that will hold all of your essentials and more. Wear it with solid colors and it acts as a neutral that elevates any outfit.

Christian Dior vintage snakeskin handbag. We are smitten with this old-school tophandle bag that just oozes ladylike glamour. It will be in your collection forever.

Valentino Zebra pony hair satchel. Another structured tophandle bag, this one can easily go from day to night.

Images via JustJared

Dior Couture: Simply the Best

I absolutely can not get enough of the images from John Galliano’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show from Monday. Stunning is an understatement–these clothes are pure art and are totally inspired. Galliano’s reference was the fashion illustrations of René Gruau, Dior’s iconic advertising creative director during the 1940s and ’50s. His work was punctuated by light and shade, as well as pencil marks and color washes.

Galliano recreated the effect with layer upon layer of graduated tulle, fantastic makeup, and cartoon-like lines created from beading and embroidery. See some side-by-side comparisons below, and be sure to check out the full slideshow at Style.com–it’s worth a few minutes!