July 4, 2012

A Resolutely
Modern (Hi)story


At his debut haute couture show, Raf Simons unveiled his unique vision of the Dior woman while remaining true to the spirit of the House. In an elegant decor where the walls were lined ceiling to floor with flowers, the models took to the runway with faces shadowed by cannage-like veils.

Clean lines and an avant-garde spirit reigned and came to life in a long bright blue Astrakhan coat cinched tightly with a clean metal melt, or in the voluminous trompe-l'oeil details along dress bust lines or in the jewel-embroidered bustiers worn simply over black cigarette pants.

The Bar jacket made its appearance once again and was revisted as a discreet elegant black tuxedo. Futuristic evening gowns revealed strikingly classic backs and resumed this new Dior equation. Sober and elegant were yet again the recurring themes that made up the collection's palette - from midnight blue to gray to red... Very Dior.

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