Stars descend on Dior’s first Scottish fashion show since 1955

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Jennifer Lawrence was among the celebrities at the star-studded event in Perthshire

French fashion house Dior has returned to Scotland for its first catwalk show in the country in almost seven decades.

Dior took inspiration from Scottish history for the show in the gardens of Drummond Castle near Crieff in Perthshire, as celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Rosamund Pike and Anya Taylor-Joy watched on.

The last time the label brought a runway show to Scotland was in 1955, when founder Christian Dior held two fashion shows – one at the Gleneagles hotel in Auchterarder, and the other at Glasgow’s Central Hotel.

The Cruise 2025 event on Monday evening was held in the “Versailles of Scotland”, which was used as the set for the French palace gardens in the TV series Outlander.

Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the location, and with a nod to the Auld Alliance between the Scots and the French, opened the show with tartan outfits and ended with a parade of pipers.

She had worked with Scottish fabric makers including Harris Tweed and Johnstons of Elgin, and enlisted the help of Samantha McCoach from Le Kilt to develop her designer pocketed kilts.

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Actor Anya Taylor-Joy tapped into the trend for short shorts when she appeared at the Dior show in Perthshire

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Drummond Castle’s formal gardens, which dates back to the 17th Century, was an impressive backdrop for the Cruise 25 show

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Models were wearing kilts with a punk sensibility and heavy black boots made walking on the sloped gravel and grassy runways easier

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The collection was inspired by the history of its Scottish location

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Some of the outfits were embroidered with words like “fierce”, “nag”, “emotional”, “difficult” and “bossy” that are often used to insult women. Before the show, Dior’s Instagram listed as inspiration late-medieval tapestries known as La Dame a la Licorne and needlework by Mary, Queen of Scots, who was half-French.

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Photographs from Christian Dior’s 1955 show in Gleneagles were printed or appliqued on to some outfits, with the designers describing them as a “kind of cinematic montage”

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Actor Rosamund Pike wore a slouchy belted trench coat over a black turtleneck

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Former Spice Girl Geri Horner was in all white, wearing a boxy jacket over a turtleneck and a long A-line skirt

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Musicians playing during the Christian Dior show helped create the period atmosphere to match the location

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The show ended with a procession of local pipers

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