Flower crowns, feather diadems and dragonfly masks out of a fairy tale
At the end of January French fashion house Christian Dior presented it’s magical haute couture runway show for spring-summer 2017 in the gardens of the Musée Rodin in Paris. It was Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut couture collection for Dior and she impressed not only with a poetic labyrinth-set-decoration and enchanting long gowns, but also with striking headdresses created by famous British milliner Stephen Jones.
Watch the video of the fashion show here:
Difference between hat and hair accessory
For more than 20 years Stephen Jones designs for Dior and he also collaborated with many other renown fashion designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. In addition he curated the exhibition „Hats: An Anthology“ in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2009.
The difference between hats and hair accessories isn’t always clear. Just like the line between form and functions is fluid most of the time. Usually headgear made by milliners is labelled as fascinators. However from a hairstyling perspective it doesn’t really matter, if the headdress is called »hat« or »hair accessory«. Both have to be attached to the hair – either with plug combs, clips or headbands – and both have to complement the outfit and the face.
At the current Dior fashion show almost every model on the runway wore one of those fascinators. Either with flowers, feathers, branches or as masks. Both romantic and a little bit ethereal in gentle pastel shades and a whiff of black. It’s fascinating how delicate and lightweight the headdresses look and still make a strong statement.
Seen in Vienna
One of these headdresses has been seen in Vienna already. The cultural manager and styleblogger showed Andrea Schatzl wore it perfectly styled at the Viennese Operaball. Hats off!
Do you like the hair accessories of the Dior Haute Couture Fashion Show?
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