And three's a trend. It's official: Raf Simons' debut Christian Dior collection is a hit among the stars. Simons' inaugural Dior designs have been getting red carpet love back to back. Because Simons is known for his minimalistic aesthetic, skeptics doubted the designer's ability to carry on Dior's signature extravagance. The designer proved himself when he presented the much anticipated first collection during Paris Haute Couture Fall 2012 Fashion Week. To say he surpassed many expectations would be an understatement. He took Dior's style philosophy and completely made it his own, smoothly transitioning from John Galliano's flamboyancy that has stuck with many for seasons.
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Marion Cotillard was the first to appear in the Raf Simons Dior collection. Cotillard wore a two-toned strapless pencil dress to the London premiere of her movie "The Dark Knight Rises." The textured orange top and black-and-white checkered bottom added a splash of fun to the narrow silhouette. The dress gave the actress a demure appeal with its long length and preppy shape. Cotillard posed with her hand on her small waist, bring attention to the gold belt and hip pockets featured on the dress.
Rachel Weisz is the second to appear in Raf Simons Dior. Like Cotillard, Weisz was also a fan of the strapless. She wore an elegant black strapless dress to the New York premiere of "The Bourne Legacy". The smart and chic dress featured a sexy high slit and a hip pocket, perfect for posing.
Jessica Biel makes wearer number three. The strapless continues to reign as a fan favorite; the actress wore a strapless pastel pink full-skirted dress. Biel chose this dress for the L.A. premiere of her new movie "Total Recall". The star has been dressing more demure lately, perhaps she's prepping for her upcoming (real-life) role as Justin Timberlake's wife. The ultra long dress equipped with oversized pockets is youthful yet traditional, flirty yet reserved.
Raf Simons' fall 2012 collection brings a new style to the red carpet. With his version of haute couture being pockets and full skirts, Simons highlights a new kind of elegance. The trend seems to be strapless with smart pockets - style and function. Do you think Raf Simons' Dior collection will inspire more preppy and ready-to-wear-esque looks on the red carpet?
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