#6. Christian Dior
The opening look, worn by shaven-headed Ruth Bell in a white fencing jacket and knickerbockers, was a jolt to anyone who expected Chiuri to start on a romantic note. Through the lineup, the net dresses, scattered with flowers, leaves, and tiny insects, and Chiuri’s sumptuously innocent full-length dresses embroidered with tarot card imagery, were reminiscent of the work she did at Valentino. She can cut a mean piece of tailoring, too—supple double-faced iterations of the Bar jacket, a pea coat, some soberly perfect black coats.