It was the site of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s opening statement as creative director of Dior. She departed Valentino, where she worked alongside design partner of 20 years Pierpaolo Piccioli, to succeed Raf Simons at Dior — and just three months after her final collection for Valentino, here she was, back in Paris with a new label and new clothes. She had a new front row to match, too: There sat Rihanna, model Karlie Kloss, French former first lady Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, even writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as face of Dior Jennifer Lawrence. Chiuri funneled a whole lot of influences, from Dior’s 70-year history and her own background, into this collection, and it showed in the wardrobes of her front-row stars. There was Rihanna in a sweet mini dress, Karlie Kloss looking polished and professional (and a bit Chanel), and J.Law doing weekend chill her own way.
Who: Jennifer Lawrence.
When: Friday, September 30.
Where: Front row at the Dior Spring 2017 show during Paris Fashion Week.
What: A bandeau bra with white straps adorned with the new Dior logo under a chiffon tank and slouchy medium-washed jeans cuffed just above a pair of Dior kitten heels.
Why: Between the low-slung denim and the logo’ed up lingerie, Lawrence’s outfit reads far more Calvin than Christian, but this season, Dior is all about new beginnings. The Oscar winner adapts Dior’s new look to her own aesthetic, winning the front row with the most casual ensemble of them all. From choker to translucent tank, cuffed jeans to on-trend kitten heels, and with loose, laid-back hair that appears on the cusp of pulling loose, Lawrence is casual and weekend-ready in a crowd of Dior swans. It all begs the question: When you’re the biggest movie star on the planet, does it matter what you wear to the most anticipated fashion show of the year?
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