Since she took over the reigns at Dior I have not been the biggest fan of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s work. She has been so incredibly repetitive with the looks that she has sent down the last 11 collections that she has presented. Where she has been relatively successful is in the couture collections. Two of her three couture collections have been really captivating to me and I am hoping that she will deliver something that I really love when she presents the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection on Monday July 2, 2018. Dior has many brand ambassadors and I have wishes for some of them to rock while perched front row at this presentation as well as some other friends of the house. Charlize Theron has been a Dior Darling since 2004 and maintained that relationship through now four creative directors. I have to admit that I personally haven’t been a huge fan of what Charlize has brought since Galliano was forced out. My least favorite period, for pretty much all of the Dior ambassadors, has been since Maria Grazia Chiuri took over the brand. I will say that the moment I saw this white long sleeve menswear shirt inspired midi dress from the Christian Dior Cruise 2019 collection which is paired with a skinny black tie and a black leather bustier I thought of Charlize. I thought about how dominatrix chic this look could be and I think that Charlize has the perfect mix of edge and glamour to really make this look work. With her hair styled in a sleek low bun, defined eyes, bold red glossy lips, a black ‘DIO(R)EVOLUTION’ clutch bag with a hand slot emblazoned with a Dior signature in aged silver-tone metal and mosaic in turquoise, white howlite, and onyx stone resin, and a pair of black and white Dior ‘Spectadior’ saddle shoe inspired high heeled pumps that this would give those definite sexy glam moments. At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story Emilia Clarke deliver one of my favorite looks of the festival wearing a custom dark purple Christian Dior Couture gown. Emilia has sat front row at a Dior show before when she attended the Dior Spring 2016 RTW show, which was the final collection from Raf Simons. I would love to see Emilia take to the front row at the Dior Fall 2018 Couture presentation, maybe to start an early search for a potential Emmy gown. I feel like this violet floral embroidered Christian Dior Fall 2018 RTW tulle dress which features long sleeves and a ruffled hem with a strapless lining added to it would be such a flirty and feminine moment and I feel like it would be a perfect front row moment for Emilia. I haven’t been the biggest fan of her blonde locks but I think that if they were styled with a romantic updo that it would compliment this dress perfectly. Simple makeup and a pair of blue bell Aquazzura ‘Nathalie’ strappy sandals would add the perfect finishing touches for this flirty moment.It was about 2012 when Jennifer Lawrence signed her first contract with Dior and since then she has pretty much only worn the brand on the red carpet. She has been the only one of the Dior ambassadors who I really do think has mastered wearing Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs on the red carpet. That actually the exact opposite of my feelings when she was wearing Raf’s designs for the house. There aren’t any films that I see Jennifer presenting this fall during festival season, but I still think that she should work her ambassador duties and make a trip to Paris for this show. I went very bohemian for her look opting to pick this dominantly dusty rose pink Christian Dior Fall 2017 RTW patchwork floral print dress which features an off the shoulder caped neckline and a flowing a-line skirt. It totally gives that Almost Famous vibe that we got a lot of from Jen earlier this year while she was promoting her film Red Sparrow. It was a new look for Jennifer and I have to say that I really ended up loving it and I would love to see that phase of her style journey continue. Pair this dress with bouncy beach curls, defined eyes, dusty rose pink lips, a dusty rose Dior ‘Miss Dior Pouch’ bag, Aquazzura ‘Pink Galaxy’ PVC, Crystal, and leather mule sandals, and a pair of pink Christian Dior “DiorSoRealRise” sunglasses to really continue those same bohemian vibes perfectly. Princess Charlene of Monaco is definitely one of the chicer royals out there. She has been seen wearing Dior many times since she became the Princess of Monaco and has sat front row at many Dior presentations over the years. I would love to see the Monégasque royal rock the front row at this presentation wearing one of my favorite looks from the Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture collection. I was enamored with this white domino print coat as soon as it walked the runway back in January and I have been praying for a royal to wear it ever since. Well that hasn’t happened, but I do feel like this would be a really great front row moment for Princess Charlene especially if she pairs it with a chic coif, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Kelley’ bow detail pumps. Finishing out the stars whom I would love to see on this front row is the gorgeous supermodel Winnie Harlow. She has been a front row fixture at Dior presentations recently and I really do think that we will see her front row at the Fall 2018 Couture show as well. I would also like to see Winnie bring couture to the front row wearing this black Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture sleeveless suit which features an origami folded oversized lapels and skinny pants. This is one of those statement moments that I definitely think that Winnie could be seen through. I feel many would get lost behind those lapels, but not Winnie. A braided updo, defined eyes, red lips, a black and red Christian Dior ‘J’Adior’ embroidered flap bag, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Cupidivipi’ patent leather and PVC platform peep toe slingback pumps, and black Christian Dior “DiorCelestial” rounded and oversized sunglasses all would really make this look a major moment on the front row at this presentation.
The Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week will take place on Monday July 2, 2018. The show will stream live on dior.com at 8:30 AM EST.