This Is Couture?

Um... No.

Sorry, Rafe Simons. But your first couture collection for Christian Dior fails to hit the mark. It is beautiful, and full of incredibly wearable things. But it feels like it could easily be on the rack, ready for me to scoop up.

Where was the whimsy? The fantasy? The imagination? I need all that to make something feel truly "couture." I need to feel like there is no way something could be easily mass-produced and thrown onto a rack.

That said, again, I do love the pieces. They just aren't "couture" to me. Here are my favorites:

I love the pops of color!!! (And the strong lip color.)