Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture Collection

Posted on January 20, 2014

Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

    • Ragnarockette

      Meh. Looks like the plastic that holds six-packs together.

      • Louise Bryan

        I was thinking it was a collection drawn from the shower curtains at BB&B.

      • YoungSally

        Ooh — I remember making belts out of those in the 70s…with yarn woven through the rings for color.

        Then we moved on to pull-tab vests

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        I was thinking the temporary fencing around a construction site.

        Someone needs to be fired at Dior for all of the awful stuff they’ve been putting out.

      • MoreShoes

        And they just glued them randomly on some standard dresses.

    • pattyw

      “You mock us for making couture out of bed sheets? Bah! Look what we can do with bath mats and shower curtains.”

      • rebeemoon

        Thank you for giving voice to my exact thoughts.

      • omg_dora

        Don’t be so negative. Some of these got a good laugh out of me, so that’s nice.

    • Glam Dixie

      It’s not just boring, it’s ugly.

      • charlotte

        Or both. Bogly?

        • Glam Dixie

          Bugly, borgly? Still never words I thought I would say about Dior.

      • kirkyo

        Let’s see…we got mullet hems, frankendresses, sheer overlays, boob bows, housecoats, AND incongruous side fabric panels.

        Genius.

    • desertsweetpea

      Poor Jennifer Lawrence will no doubt wear one of these to the Oscars.

      • DesertDweller79

        That would give me even more reason to root for Lupita. Wouldn’t want to see one of these on the Oscar stage.

      • MilaXX

        If she does I hope it’s the +6th from the bottom. That’s pretty.

        • somebody blonde

          Yeah, that’s one of the few of these looks that seem okay. I think the gown 3rd from the left in the second-to-last row would be fine as well. She really doesn’t have very many good options though, does she…

          • MilaXX

            That could work as well, but would need a lot of help via accessories.

            • somebody blonde

              Definitely. I do prefer the one you mention, though. I really hope she doesn’t try one of the mullet gowns.

          • Michelle Wilson

            I’m voting for a long version of row 3, far right OR one of the tube dresses above. My guess is she’ll choose the 7th from the bottom.

            • somebody blonde

              Yeah the tube dresses aren’t too bad- but they do look like they’ll be difficult to wear for anyone whose body doesn’t resemble a ruler…

        • Jacob Bowen

          I LOVE the two dresses above that one…the 7th and 8th from the bottom. That orange illusion polka-dot dress I am obsessed with.

          • MilaXX

            I like them too, but they are basically the sparkly tube dress she just wore done in different fabric.

        • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

          I knew which one you meant and only looked to be 100% sure. Agreed. Reminds me of Girl on Fire.

        • kmk05

          Still. It’s a bit sheer fancy shower muslin curtain over plastic non-slip bathmat, no? It looks pretty in comparison to all the other things, but I’m not sure how well it stands on its own.

          • MilaXX

            I honestly think it does stand up on it’s own. It reminds me of a more successful version of the dress that Claire Danes wore.

            • kmk05

              Huh, I thought the Claire Danes’ one was better! Maybe because the sequined bathmat thingies ran down to the bottom… The lining on this one is much nicer, though. In any case, you need at least a Masters-level clothes wearer for it.

      • Daisy Walker

        Run, JLaw, run!

        • housefulofboys

          I was thinking as I scrolled down, “Run, Katniss, run!” Great minds and all.

    • DesertDweller79

      Wow. And I was so hopeful that mullet hems were dying out.

      Can’t remember disliking a Dior collection as much as this one. Blech

    • TrixieConQueso

      Bed Bath and BEYOND sponsored “Special Materials” of a Project Runway Episode. YIKES.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      Ugh. Some of the gowns are kind of interesting, but for my money, that is some straight-up Project Runway cannon fodder decoy collection drek.

      • scoobynacks

        You know they’ve got 19 and 20 on their way to J Law right now.

    • mjude

      how disappointing. do. not. like.

    • Artesian_Belle

      Poor, poor Jennifer Lawrence.

      • In_Stitches

        That got a 10 second laugh out of me.

    • Eovaai

      Terrible.

    • ailujailuj

      well – who knew wind holes could be so much fun?????

    • Victor Beiramar Diniz

      when galliano first arrived in givenchy, the other couturiers accused him of doing ‘haute imposture’ instead of haute couture. looking back (and not going into de the whole drunken rage debate) galliano was a true couturier, and placed givenchy, first, and dior, later, miles ahead of the other maisons.
      but now, alas, this new incarnation of dior is just…. blech?

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        When I think that this was the house that gave us the New Look…

        • Victor Beiramar Diniz

          i didn’t even venture that far in the dior history, but yes, monsieur dior must be turning in his grave

      • MilaXX

        Is that Rafe person in charge of Dior now?

        • MrsAtaxxia

          Yes. *sigh*

        • makeityourself

          Yes, he’s still there. I wonder how long they will keep him. It’s got to be embarrassing when the whole world is mocking your designer’s collections, one after another. Raf was creating some really wonderful things at Jil Sander when he was scooped up. It appears, however, that his aesthetic is just not translating to Dior.

    • ejsesqueer

      can’t wait to see which of these looks terrible on Jennifer Lawrence

    • charlotte

      JLaw can wear the first one as a camouflage dress in the next Hunger Games movie.

    • artgirl9

      So disappointing! So many of these have tacked on elements that look really clumsy.

    • MissMariRose

      “If only my shoes came with built-in sock garters,” said no woman, ever.

    • KinoEye

      Oh dear. It’s a whole new line-up of terrifying garments Dior just can’t WAIT to put on J Law. I can already see her in that black and white sheath just below the red and white polka dots.

    • Latin Buddy

      These are STILL fugly. Someone get rid of this designer.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      Metallic and/or pastel plastic knee garters will always = no. Just no. Just say no.

      • scoobynacks

        Did everybody at Dior sit down and watch Forrest Gump before they came up with that metallic knee garter situation?

        • ailujailuj

          YBMTI. wtf.

    • anne.landre

      Are they wearing leg braces? The collection makes me weep for the House of Dior.

    • MilaXX

      I mostly like this I dislike 7, 12, 14 and the 2nd & 3rd from the bottom pieces. The rest are nice. I can’t imagine anyone but Rhianna wearing those shoes. I wish Kerry Washington’s Prada top had been shaped like the first picture.

    • Jeff Warhurst

      I can’t believe how far Dior has fallen. This is atrocious.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      And you just know that Marion Cotillard has already nabbed the two well-cut pairs of black pants.

      • kimmeister

        I was picturing her in the lavender dress with the censor bar and honeycomb attachment.

    • Chartreusite

      I’m kinda new to the fashion world, but has Dior always been this awkward? I know people slam Stella McCartney for being odd as all be, but to me Dior is the reigning champion of kinda off-putting weirdness.

      • Lori

        No, Dior most definitely has not always been this awkward. In fact, the words “Dior” and “awkward” should by all rights never appear in the same sentence unless it’s something like, “Dior is never awkward.” And yet, here were are. Raf Simons is pretty much Stella levels of bad, although I think the reason is different. I don’t think Stella McCartney has any real talent for design. I think Raf Simons has some talent, just not nearly as much as he thinks he has so he’s constantly doing things that are too clever by half.

        • Sarah

          He’s not the right fit for the brand, full stop.

          • Chartreusite

            Agreed, I’ve seen some collections of his own brand that I’ve really enjoyed but everything I’ve seen from his recent Dior work just feels too confused and misguided.

            • demidaemon

              It’s like no one gave him a portfolio of Dior’s previous work to put his own spin on. But they wouldn’t have done that, would they?

            • makeityourself

              He has been quoted as saying that he has enjoyed diving into the Dior archives, so that he can take the House’s signature elements and incorporate them into his designs in a fresh way,

              It’s not really working.

            • demidaemon

              Is he sure it’s the Dior archives he’s diving into? Because I think he may be mistaken.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              The house’s signature elements? So basically he is saying “They made dresses, I’ll make dresses”.

            • Kent Roby

              Someone needs to tell him that dumpster diving is NOT the same as “diving into the Dior archives”.

    • Sarah

      Instead of making peplums go away, let’s make them larger and more awkwardly placed! And render them in bubble wrap! YEAH!

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        If you make a dress out of bubble wrap it will, at least, make that special someone want to touch you. Granted, to pop your dress, but still…

        • Sarah

          Good point.

        • demidaemon

          If someone popped all these dresses, I would be very, very happy.

    • http://darlinglola.blogspot.com Laura K

      Inspiration: Packing Materials at their local UPS.

      • MrsAtaxxia

        Maybe the real fabic was late and they had to improvise?

    • Carla_Charlton

      There are a few things in here that I think are fine — they don’t blow me away, but they are serviceable and I’m sure in real life they look beautiful — I can imagine that the workmanship is great. For instance, the navy pantsuit that is the fifth photo from the top, as well as the two long dresses, which are the 6th and 7th from the bottom. But I just don’t like mullet hems and there seems to be a bit of a desperate attempt to use unusual materials in order to seem young. I also think the occasional use of a big black bow or the little black panel is an unsuccessful attempt to look “French.”

    • SouthernGirlRena

      The long black strapless gown is pretty, the rest are hilarious/horrible. Are calf bracelets a thing now?

    • Aurumgirl

      Running shoe flip flops, sock garter pumps. I heard Galliano’s done a couple of penitential collections elsewhere, one for De la Renta last year. Anyone know where he’s gone to now? It would sure be nice to see what he’s been up to.

    • Anya

      Despite all the paper-snowflake cutouts and Teletubbies scene-screens, this isn’t playful. It’s just awkward.

      • makeityourself

        Teletubbies scene-screens. Yes, thank you. Exactly.

    • ojosazules

      The shoes with the hardware knee suspenders are infuriating.

      • kimmeister

        Indeed. Another one for the pile of footwear that will never fit over muscular calves. At least I don’t regret these.

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Looking for the in flight barf bag….

    • Michelle Shields

      barf

    • Lily-Rygh

      What’s up with the sock garters?

      Ugh. Disappointing to say the least.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Not feeling it to a startling degree. WTF has happened to the house of Dior?

    • Trickytrisha

      Let’s pray Jennifer L.’s contract is over soon.

    • texashistorian

      Bubble wrap and traffic netting. It’s a package deal.

    • Sarah Thomas

      There a reason they all have enough carpet burn on their knees to file for workman’s comp?

    • somebody blonde

      JLaw isn’t going to get any relief from awkward dresses, is she?

    • wisenhar

      Well, someone got a new razor blade for Christmas!

    • Blair Sylvester

      I kind of like the first look and the fifth look (the blue jacket and pants) but thats about it. Should the bitter kittens band together and preemptively send flowers to Marion, Jennifer, and Natalie

    • Noah

      What sleek leg braces indeed!

    • Frank_821

      Okay these are hideous. RUN JENNIFER RUN!!!!

      • quiltrx

        I see what you did there. ;)

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      The seventh look (from the top) looks like what would happen if you took large sheets of bubble wrap and attempted to make panniers.
      I keep hoping that Christian Dior will rise from his grave and smite the designer profaning his name.

    • Blair Sylvester

      Dior gives you insect wings! Also that white mesh dress with the tacked on fabric looks like it is giving her a breast exam. which is one way to justify a several thousand dollar dress

    • VioletFem

      With the exception of 18 and 19 this whole collection is lackluster. I really wish John Galliano hadn’t said all those horrible things. I miss his aesthetic.

    • crash1212

      Two things: 1) Marion and Jennifer RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! and 2) I’m going to need an explanation for those knee-high strappy things coming from those butt ugly shoes. Seriously? Is that going to become a thing??!!! Dear Dior, Do better. Love, Crash

    • decormaven

      The bodice detailing in the first look? “You can always put that award where your heart ought to be.”

    • The Counselor

      I don’t know if I can articulate what I mean here, but it looks like there’s a hole in the center of the models’ chests in #1 and #8 through which you can see photographs, like their chests are picture frames. Especially in the first one. It’s creeping me out.

      • Pennymac

        Specifically #1. It gave me a severe WTF? moment.

      • Kent Roby

        It’s probably explained as a “window to the soul”, or some similar rubbish.

    • Jangle57

      I hope JLaw is getting paid really really well by Dior cause if I was her, I’d be looking for some way out of that association……

    • conniemd

      Hideous clothes. Even more hideous shoes.

    • nowlo

      Hahaha, WTF. Is Raf deliberately trying to ruin Dior?

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Uh oh. Is Jennifer Lawrence going to be stuck in this crap now, too?

    • Daenyx

      …Awkward and unflattering, for the most part. WTF?

    • Kamilaa

      JLaw is quietly gibbering in a corner somewhere after seeing most of these. Because I’m pretty sure my shower curtain is a kissing cousin to that last white mullet gown..

      Seriously, one meme-inspiring outfit per award season should be an UN protected limit.

    • deelup

      I probably say this too often in my life for it to have any credibility, but in this instance, I’m pretty certain even my cat could’ve done a better job.

      • demidaemon

        If it makes you feel any better, I’m pretty sure these were all designed and made by french cats on meth and crack.

    • Lilah

      I know I’m likely to be alone in this, but there are quite a few that I like. Which is definitely a step up from previous collections.

      • lesmaha

        I’m with you. I was discouraged at first, but some of the dresses and gowns were pretty interesting. Whether they’ll choose the right ones for J Law….???

        • Lilah

          I think she would be smashing in either 19 or 20.

    • MK03

      OH, FOR FUCK’S SAKE.

    • Pennymac

      Raf Simons, you disappoint me terribly.

    • Let it out

      I miss Galliano.

      • PastryGoddess

        Y.E.S

    • Sara__B

      Oh, dear. Poor Jennifer Lawrence.

    • demidaemon

      I guess holes are in this season.

    • quiltrx

      Shit, Marian and Jennifer are in serious trouble now. They should film the catfight that ensues over the black petal-ish strapless sheath.
      There is some lovely technique here, but it’s all put together in such fashion-school ways that any elegance is lost.
      And plastic construction-site fence is never, EVER a textile!

    • Kelly

      Not fond of the leg braces. Or the loafers with rivets in. And jeez, all those stringy bangs — I feel like jumping up on the runway and combing everyone’s hair. However, I do like several of these — sixth from the bottom of the larger pics, for instance. And some of the thumbnails.

    • ailujailuj

      OK – I love the red & black layered gowns – 7th & 8th from the bottom.

    • Anna

      #1 is Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit for the Mockingjay photocall, #10 is for a talk show appearance of some sort and the 6th last one is for the Mockingjay world premiere.

    • Carly Clement

      While going through this collection I was playing “what will JLaw wear” I can find a few which would look great on her… maybe they went slightly edgier/quirky to match the age and style of JLaw so as to stop the negative comments!

      • embers618

        I did the same. I think she could actually rock the hell outta some of the pants suits, and even some of the dresses. She’s got enough simplicity and edge to her style to balance out the extra details in these looks.

    • SugarSnap108

      Half of these look like Connect Four. The other half is worse.

    • boweryboy

      NO. I like a few of the pieces, but overall NO.

    • susan6

      Please do not put Jennifer Lawrence in any of these (with the possible exception of a couple of the strapless sheaths). In general, it seems Dior has caught a case of the Marchesas….there’s excess frippery that needs to be removed. And my first instinct on that first dress….”is that a TV screen on her chest?” Now waiting for some intrepid designer to find a flexible LED screen and make it part of an outfit.

    • LaSylphide

      Any designer who can make a 5’10″, 98 pound model look pudgy has a problem. Not a single thing here I like.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips SC TSu

      This is Dior? Are you sure?

    • bertkeeter

      Jennifer Lawrence…… you have my deepest condolences!

      • Lilak

        Please let there be partisans in the woods who will rescue Miss Lawrence and Mlle Cotillard!!

        • bertkeeter

          I think the editors that give this stuff a pass should be forced to attend events wearing this crap…including the haute couture “sneakers”! Anna Wintour…..walk the red carpet one more time!

    • bertkeeter

      HAUTE DEPOT!

    • Sabin

      The leg things look like polio braces, dress #3 looks like a fancy dental hygienist right before she gets started (when her mask is dangling from her neck), and poor #12 got her angel wings on backwards.

    • Sunraya

      I wonder which of these monstrosities they are going to saddle j law with?

    • MissAmynae

      oh gah, this is terrible. Can he just go away- to Jil Sander or Lanvin, somewhere that would appeal more to his designer’s eye? This is the opposite of what Dior Couture should be. blech.

    • julesj

      Each one uglier than the next.

    • PastryGoddess

      Marion or JLaw is going to put on that Lavender dress with construction netting and the interwebs will explode

    • Closet Crisis

      I can’t wait to see which unfortunate girl star gets saddled with these UGLY dresses on the RC. I hope Marion and Jenn get the heck out of their contracts. Urghleeee.

    • d4divine

      Lovely…combo of vintage and modern

    • Qitkat

      I have no idea why I like most of this, but the collection makes me smile, except for that ginormous hideous black monster bow.

    • Chevalle

      So much of this looks like it’s made out of that plastic shit that holds six packs together and strangles birds.

    • Claudia Fernandes

      what a deception…I think Raf Simons is talented, but he doesn’t feel Dior

    • MoreShoes

      And what’s the deal with the orthopedic shoes?

    • Diego!

      I see this collection and I only can think in that model in pic #3 and her knees… what happened my dear? Did you have to work hard on tying those ugly stripes on to your legs? I only like the two black long dresses, the rest is ugly as sh*t. I think Christian Dior lost it. Bring John Galliano to the team once more!

    • queen b*tch

      Couture? I think not.

    • Kent Roby

      Maybe I’m picky, but if I were to spend more money on one dress than what my house cost, I’d want it to look like it could hold up through the entire evening without falling apart or getting snagged on something. Meh.

    • marlie

      The jackets are beautiful, and I wants one. There are a couple of gowns that are really stunning, and the pantsuits/jumpsuits could work on the right ladystar, but the vast majority here – especially the asymmetrical stuff – is still WTF, and looks nothing like what we think of for “Dior.”

    • CLoverleaf

      Poor JLaw.

    • kmk05

      This is ridiculous. They’re not even FMO dresses, because they’re not even dresses! Craft store 201.

    • PeggyOC

      Jennifer Lawrence, run now!

    • J. Preposterice

      *grabby hands* silver studded slippers *grabby hands*

    • kategs

      I don’t think even Marion C. can pull these off.

    • Solokitty

      Maybe it’s just because of the cold, but these are made out of snow fence. poor Dior. what has happened?

    • Lower L

      Is that a surgical mask being used at the neckline in photo #3?

    • KT

      This post could very well have been titled “Unleash your inner Frauline Maria: 30 ways to wear a shower curtain!”

    • Susan Velazquez

      Jennifer Lawrence must be furiously reading her Dior contract with a magnifying glass, looking for a loophole.

    • DagnyReardon

      the only thing worse is Dior’s Pre-Fall 2014. Some of the gowns look like the inspiration came from The Crusades.

    • LJCdoc

      This brings to mind the age old question: “What is the opposite of ‘flattering’”?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      The best couturiers in the world and this is what Raf Simons chooses to do with them. It’s practically insulting to them.

    • Yolanda13

      I’m sad this is what Jennifer Lawrence has to pick from for her Oscar gown. Praying she chooses a vintage Dior to wear or to base a custom gown on.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      These actually make me feel angry. Get your shit together, Dior.

    • nycfan

      ewwww .. no

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      SQUARE-TOED PUMPS ARE THE DEBIL.

    • rage_on_the_page

      Dior…this makes me sad. You were my favorite. Stephane Rolland is pulling into the lead.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      Poor JLaw.

    • Gatto Nero

      I appreciate the play on volume, cutouts, and texture. But less than half of it is successful.

    • https://plus.google.com/+FrankLithiumz/posts Frank Lithium

      Meh.