Rain, hail or shine for the Dior Resort 17 show

The one thing that even Dior can't control is the weather.

 

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The idea of an afternoon tea party out in the garden of Blenheim Palace for Dior's Resort 17 show was slashed by a downpour of rain and sleet. How strange for it to be raining miserably in England right?

That same treacherous weather in fact shut down train tracks all throughout London for almost an hour... causing almost the entire guest list for the Dior show to be 45 minutes late.

In order to get to the fashion show, guests were expected to board The Orient Express, or the 'Dioriant' express as it was soon termed by social media stars.

Once on-board and en-route to the Palace, guests were treated to a three course gourmet meal which, in our books, would have made it well worth the wait.

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The venue was also complete with its own Pub, the Lady Dior for guests to enjoy a good ol' pint after the spectacle.

Is anyone else wondering why on earth Dior (a notoriously French fashion house) is crossing the channel over to the dreary UK? To our surprise this is actually the third show of Dior’s to be shown in this iconic British Palace, with two previously taking place in 1954 and 1958.

 

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Of course the new face of Dior Beauty, notorious Bella Hadid was on the runway, which meant her talented musician Beau, The Weekend, wasn't too far away in the front row.

The transport, although delayed looked lavish and the location was certainly amazing. The collection however.... very questionable.

It looks like they've raided an English grandmother's wardrobe and added some bold eye-make up to transform it into high fashion. See for yourselves...

I guess that's what you get for not having a creative director. After Raf Simmons stood down for the role last October, the house of Dior still hasn't found a replacement.

Words: Alex Scoffell