Members of the British aristocracy including Kitty Spencer, Serena Linley and her daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, mingled with international celebrities such as Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Bianca Jagger at Blenheim Palace on Tuesday, May 31, to watch the Dior Cruise 17 Collection. Since the departure of Raf Simons last year the collection has been designed by a team led by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux.
Watch the Dior Cruise 17 Collection here.
The attendees were a veritable who's who of minor Royals and members of the aristocracy: Lady Kitty Spencer is the eldest daughter of Earl Spencer and a niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince William and Prince Harry are her first cousins.
Lady Amelia Windsor's father is the Earl of St Andrews and her grandfather is the Duke of Kent, a cousin of the Queen. She is 36th in line to the throne.
Viscountess Linley is the wife of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley who is the son of the late Princess Margaret and The Queen's nephew. Their daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones is 14 years-old and is 20th in line to the throne.
Stella Tennant is the granddaughter of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire. Her parents are The Hon. Tobias William Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner, and Lady Emma Cavendish.
All were dressed in Dior and sat front row along with a slew of famous faces from the entertainment world. Actresses including Elizabeth Olsen, Juno Temple, Kate Beckinsale, Kiernan Shipka and Emma Roberts joined The Weeknd who watched his girlfriend Bella Hadid walk the show.
Click through the slide show to see photos of the Dior Cruise 17 Show attendees.
According to the Dior website:
"the inspiration behind the show was not only the post-war high society’s wardrobes, but also the restlessness and wanderlust that characterized the period: the urge to travel, to discover the new. English country life is expressed via the tradition of the hunt – its reflection in the decorative arts, rather than its reality. Shots of red are evocative of the hunting pink, rustic tweeds and crisp poplin of country attire, while nineteenth-century equestrian scenes are knitted into intricate pictorial jacquards or fused into English country florals. Those intermingle with rich devoré velvets and silks in Asian and African prints, patterns and embroideries, underscoring a mood of exploration, a curiosity about the world, and a fundamentally English eccentricity in dress – a story told through the cloth on your back".