One of the after-show highlights at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris this week was undoubtedly the Grand Bal Surréaliste Christian Dior, held at the Musée Rodin. Creative director of the storied French fashion house, Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrated marked the reveal on her surrealist collection with her team and a select list of VIPs. From the gargantuan chess board that met arrivals at the outset of the soirée to the headwear by milliner Stephen Jones, diamanté face masks galore, and a house of cards – the theatrics were clearly not limited to the runway. Rather, the house of Dior over floweth with creative ideas surroundings it Spring 2018 Haute Couture collection theme: surrealist Parisian grandeur.
The guest included: model Winnie Harlow, Vogue Arabia September cover star Bella Hadid, Gemma Arterton, Monica Belluci, Alexa Chung, Eva Herzigova, and Jeanne Damas – all wearing Dior, naturally. The throng of industry elites listened to a private concert by Willow Smith, who had her Dior suit customised with her name emblazoned across the monochrome waistband that would typically read ‘Dior’.
Vogue.me contributing photographer Jacques Burga captured the party for Vogue Arabia, click through the gallery below to step inside the surrealist ball. “The party was amazing,” added Jacques. “It was a surrealist, summer breeze night.”
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