Dior Spring 2016 Couture Goes On Without Raf Simons

by Stephanie Maida · January 25, 2016

The looming lack of Raf Simons' presence was felt today in Paris at the first Dior presentation since his abrupt departure three months ago. Besides the glaring absence of Simons' favored floral structures - the show was housed in a nevertheless stunning mirrored box at the Musée Rodin - the collection felt distinctively directionless, as the creative director position has yet to be filled. Without a star designer at the helm, the task of creating the spring 2016 couture line fell on the shoulders of the Dior design team, led by Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier. Technically speaking, the silhouettes and details were on brand, but showstopping? Not so much. That's not to say that the show was a total fail, of course. A-listers in abundance, a gorgeous venue, and wearable looks came together to make it a major Paris moment. Click through for an inside look!