Christian Dior Couture Hits Tokyo

For its first ever pre-fall collection, the house of Dior flew halfway across the world to Japan. We’ve got the lowdown on the looks, the setting and the FROW.
ByNaomi ChaddertonSunday , 14 December 2014
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news
Dior, Pre-Fall, 2015 fashion, Raf Simons, Japan, Star Style, Fashion news

From the early Fifties when Christian Dior designed a series of looks in fabrics from Kyoto’s famous Tatsumura workshop to his childhood obsession with the Japanese screens in his home, the house of Dior has always had a long history with Japan. It’s fitting then that the bright lights of Tokyo would serve as the backdrop for the brand’s first ever pre-fall collection. 1,400 editors and celebrities gathered at Kokugikan, a popular sumo wrestling arena, including Audrey Tautou and Hailee Steinfeld as Raf Simons put on an extraordinary show.

 

   

Hailee Steinfeld

Audrey Tatou

The collection itself comprised special occasion pieces – think cocktail gowns and red carpet dresses – totally fitting with the house’s signature style. We’ve got all the looks here!

Dior Tokyo - shot by Thomas Lohr