A day to remember when we took the Oriental Express from Victoria Station to Blenheim Palace for the Dior Cruise show. A carriage filled with fashionistas and the likes of Alexa Chung, Lena Perminova, Emma Roberts – what a ride! We had a lascivious 3-course meal in the train while we watched the British countryside pass us by – not even the weather pouring down with rain managed to suppress this glorious day!
Once we arrived in the train station, cars were waiting for us to take us to Blenheim Palace. Everything was planned to the millimetre, of course – we talking DIOR! The most fashionable and established French Maison. A band was playing Star Wars theme as the guests approached the palace. It was a pinch me moment the entire time!
It is not the first time Christian Dior shows the collection at Blenheim Palace. First time was in 1954 and then again in 1958 (then, the french maison was in the hands of Yves Saint Laurent). This time around it was Dior’s current team by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux who kept loyal Dior’s traditions with a slight twist and modernity.
The show was as beautiful as the place it was hosted. Bella Hadid – the new face for Dior Beauty – lead the runway, she was wearing a floral skirt and a caped black blouse that featured clusters of sequins and puffball sleeves. I couldn’t take my eyes off the shoes, they were exceptionally pretty!
Once the show was ended, we headed to another room for afternoon tea. Picture Alice in Wonderland theme… not sure this was the intention but totally felt like this, just like a fairy tale.
The day was not finished then, we took cars back home just in time to get ready for the next event Dior was hosting at the member’s club Loulou’s. We arrived at around 9pm and the house was completely buzzing with the most fashionable people in town. Thank you Dior for making it a moment all of us will never forget!