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Charlize steals limelight at Dior show

By FAY STRANG

Actress Charlize Theron stole the limelight at Christian Dior’s Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-201 show on Monday.

The 38-year-old, who has been the spokeswoman for J’adore by Christian Dior for a number of years, looked sensational wearing a thigh-skimming gold minidress.

She was joined on the front row by her boyfriend and fellow actor Sean Penn, who looked just as taken aback by his beautiful partner’s appearance.

The mother-of-one showed off her incredible figure in the tight frock which featured gold fringing around the hem.

Her blonde hair was piled atop her head in curls – making sure it was the dress which teamed with nude strap heels, stole the show.

Sean, meanwhile, kept it simple, wearing a black suit with a crisp white shirt and aviator-style sunglasses, which with his hair slick off his face, created a very cool look.

The couple, who have been public since February of his year, spent some time posing for pictures before taking their seat front row.

They were joined on the front row by French actress Marion Cottilard who kept it simple, wearing a black dress which fell just below her knees and featured a ruffled neckline, complete with colour panel.

Olivia Palermo, who has recently tied the knot to Johannes Huebl, looked fashionable in a black dress with an asymmetrical jacket.

The show, which was held at the Rodin Museum, in a Rad Simon structure erected in the gardens, featured a stunning orchid wall as a backdrop.

The collection featured ballgowns with a twist, as well as a more sporty set which included jumpsuits made of silks and luxurious coats.

Haute couture is the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns.

The fall-winter 2014/15 collections started with brio on Sunday with the Atelier Versace show, graced by Jennifer Lopez.

The calendar has expanded to five days from three this season to make room for 12 major houses as well as a whole swath of up-and-coming names.

Additions in recent seasons include the return of big-hitters Donatella Versace, Giorgio Armani and Maison Schiaparelli. – Daily Mail

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