After Raf Simons earned many critics’ approval during his couture debut with Christian Dior, it was only expected that even more industry bigwigs and heavyweights would turn up to see his first ready-to-wear collection. The excitement coming off Simons’ successful couture collection didn’t dial down the slightest bit, with impeccably dressed individuals peppering the venue with inimitable fashion week style.
The Christian Dior show was a smorgasbord of personalities coming from various industries. Even Robert de Niro and Mario Testino took time off from their busy schedules to see for themselves Simons’ highly-anticipated RTW debut. Although the men got the style memo, the chic ladies were, as always, out to impress and decorate the pre-show frenzy.
Natalia Vodianova, who arrived with Antoine Renault, was in no mood to mix in with the throngs of black-wearing attendees as she glammed it up in a red leather dress. The always stylish Olivia Palermo also stepped it up sartorially, while Carine Roitfeld looked casual in all-black. Kanye West, who was a surprising sight at the show, suited up for his first appearance at Paris Fashion Week.
To see all the stylish attendees who we thought were the show’s biggest style stories—besides the collection, of course—click through the slideshow above.
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