After months of anticipation, the new guard has arrived at two of the most important French fashion houses, and they made their debuts during Paris Fashion Week. On September 28th, Raf Simons revealed his first ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior. (He’s the first designer at the house since the 2011 exit of John Galliano.) Simons served up so many terrific looks that InStyle Managing Editor Ariel Foxman tweeted 11 pictures from his front-row seat. Then, just last night, Hedi Slimane made his return to design with his first collection for the newly renamed/re-branded/reborn Saint Laurent. (Good-bye, Yves!) A star-studded and designer-packed front row, including Salma Hayek, Kate Moss, Jessica Chastain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander Wang, came to see the powerful collection, which was filled with sequined jackets, slim-cut trousers, and floor-sweeping, rock star-worthy blousy dresses.
Plus, see our favorite looks from the runways!