The rest of us will just have to settle with living vicariously through social media

By Emily Kirkpatrick
Updated May 31, 2016 06:29 PM
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In case there wasn’t already a list a mile long of reasons to be envious of Bella Hadid (i.e. the rock star boyfriend, supermodel sister, mile-long legs, international travel, etc.), Last week, she cemented her status as the consummate cool girl, landing the coveted position of brand ambassador for Dior Makeup a few hours prior to the launch of the fashion house’s Cruise 2017 show. At this point, if you’re starting to feel the grasp of the green-eyed monster taking hold, just wait, because once you see the behind-the-scenes video and social media shots of this larger-than-life runway experience, the word jealousy won’t even begin do your emotions justice.

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Wondering what goes on backstage at a Dior fashion show? See for yourself in Hadid’s first video as the brand ambassador for Dior, where makeup artist Peter Philips walks you through the look that he gave the models — Hadid included — before they walked the runway.

On the night before the Cruise 2017 show, guests were treated to a one-night-only pop-up pub called The Lady Dior where they were able to have a beer, gaze out over the Bar Suit-clad topiaries, and male models-turned-bartenders were even “tattooed” with the insignia.

Guests were also invited to take a ride in one of the brand’s Dior-printed taxi cabs parked in front of their new Bond Street location:

But onto the main event, the spectacle that is the runway show itself. Celebrities and editors alike gathered at London’s Victoria Station to board the Dior Express train, the interior of which looked like something out of an Old Hollywood film, and be whisked off to Blenheim Palace, the location for the Cruise 2017 show.

Once aboard the train, the celebrity selfie-ing commenced, with picture perfect seating, a chance to showcase your accessories strewn across Dior Express-branded menus and chinaware — and the idyllic view of the countryside outside the window wasn’t too shabby either.

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And, of course, there’s the actual venue, the enormous country home of the dukes of Marlborough, located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Attendees to the show were greeted at the estate’s entrance in proper royal fashion, with 80 broodingly handsome butlers decked out in full suits with tails:

And if you’re not entering a country estate to the tune of 60 trumpeters, now you know you’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.

Inside, guests were provided with champagne, light bites, and the chance to view some of the house’s iconic archival pieces and silhouettes up close and personal.

Guests were then funneled into various rooms throughout the house and given programs featuring a painting of a horse and hounds which was also transformed into a print that lined the runway as well as featured on a handful of pieces in the collection.

And while there’s no bad seats when you get invited to one of the most exclusive runway shows in the world, Kate Beckinsale undoubtedly had one of the best, seated alongside the boyfriend of the lady of the hour, The Weeknd.

Oh, and then of course there was the runway show itself.

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Although, personally, we still have our eye on those XXL Dior swag bags all of the models walked out with. Now that Bella’s a brand ambassador, surely she can spare one or two to send our way?

What was your favorite part of the Dior show?

–Emily Kirkpatrick