Here's What Went Down at Raf Simons's Debut Ready-to-Wear Show for Dior

After months of debate and speculation (and comparisons to Hedi Slimane), Raf Simons finally made his ready-to-wear debut at Dior. We livestreamed, twittered, and internet eavesdropped to bring you absolutely every detail we could glean about the show. Click through for all the dish on the celeb attendees, the venue, the looks, and the immediate reactions. We will update all day as pics/info come in so check back!
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After months of debate and speculation (and comparisons to Hedi Slimane), Raf Simons finally made his ready-to-wear debut at Dior. We livestreamed, twittered, and internet eavesdropped to bring you absolutely every detail we could glean about the show. Click through for all the dish on the celeb attendees, the venue, the looks, and the immediate reactions. We will update all day as pics/info come in so check back!
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After months of debate and speculation (and

Photo: Anne Christensen twitter

Photo: Anne Christensen twitter

The Attendees: From celebs to designers to royalty, everyone was at the Dior show in Paris this morning. One tweet we saw put the number at "13 runways with 1,300 guests" (@yvescamingue).

Kanye West, Robert DeNiro, Diane Von Furstenberg, Christopher Kane, Olivia Palermo, Mila Kunis, the Princess of Thailand, Leelee Sobieski, Eva Herzigova, Natalia Vodianova, Leigh Lezark, Virginie Ledoyen

Photo: missVmoss twitter

Photo: missVmoss twitter

The Vibe: While waiting, peaceful classical music played. If you want to do a re-enactment of the show right down to the music, @MrEkoas helpfully tweeted the soundtrack: "Paperclip People - 4 My Peeps, Shari Vari - A Number of Names, X-Press 2 - Kill 100 (Carl Craig Remix)."

There was massive anticipation in the room obviously. Sunday Times Style (@STStyle) probably summed it up best: "I'm very much the giddy goat." A lot of people tweeted the show notes (see above).

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The Clothes: Christina Binkley

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The Hair and Makeup:

Hair was pulled back in a slick pony but finally we get some interesting eye makeup. Glitter and metallic eye makeup in different colors on every girl was striking.

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WTF Moments: If you watched the livestream, you probably saw many of the models struggling with those stillettos. We saw tripping, hobbling, and very careful steps. No wipeouts, which is a #win.

Also apparently Bill Cunningham was sitting second row, not front.

Photo: The Sartorialist instagram

Photo: The Sartorialist instagram

Critical Reactions: Raf took a little jog through all the salon rooms, saluting and waving. How relieved must he be?

Here are the first reactions:

@CathyHorynNYT: Gorgeous Dior. Great shape. Sexy. Surprising color.

@Glamour_Fashion: Raf Simon's @Dior RTW debut: so clean, fresh & effortlessly modern you could eat a macaroon off of it.

@BofF: When did modernism become so sexy? @Dior by Raf Simons

Click through to see pictures from the show!