Insider Access: Katie Shillingford – Paris Day Four

Futuristic gem make-up and finding out pince-nez is the proper word for the humble swimming clip

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Christian Dior Womenswear SS13

Dazed's team round up each day of Paris womenswear Spring Summer 13 with their thoughts. Senior contributing fashion editor and AnOther's fashion director Katie Shillingford talks day four...

Dazed Digital: What did you experience today?
Katie Shillingford:
Dior was a big highlight as one of the most anticipated shows of Paris fashion week. The looks just kept coming – there were so many! It was beautiful and definitely marked a new dawn for Dior. The show saw a progression of many of the ideas and themes that Raf explored in his first couture show in July. Beginning with sharp black tailoring that nodded to Christian Dior's New Look and progressing with an exploration of colour and fabrics, then ending with similar tailoring to how it began but with embellishments adorning the sharp silhouettes. The make-up by Pat McGrath was incredible: futuristic sparkly eyes with colours of glitter and tiny gems.

Margiela was another high point of the day and we're so proud of our very own Cathy Edwards who styled the show. I really enjoyed the Maison Martin Margiela take on a sweetheart neckline and the giant grey sculptural dress that Sara Blomqvist wore. The accessories were great too – little gold pince-nez (or swimming clips that keep your nostrils shut in the pool!) worn high up on the nose.

DD: Favourite off-catwalk moment?
Katie Shillingford:
Running late for Maison Martin Margiela, we sprinted about five blocks to make it and nearly passed out on arrival... but at least we got some exercise!

DD: What are you looking forward to next?
Katie Shillingford:
I'm really looking forward to Comme and Junya today. Two of my favourite shows in one day!

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