Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 14: Christian Dior

Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 14: Christian Dior

A winter wonderland

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In a private Parisian garden decorated dramatically with thousands of white orchids, Raf Simons presented a breathtaking collection to the fashion industry

Presented this afternoon in a stunningly private garden at the Museum Rodin – and a stellar guest list to match, Christian Dior offered fashion fans a treat for the senses in Paris. 

The venue was simply alive with tranquility – white walls completely covered with crisp white orchids, reflecting the beautiful dresses so lovingly fashioned showing flower buds on the runway. 

And it was this a quiet femininity that has been missed by so many fans of the fashion house, slowly growing tired of  electrically bright fabrics, perhaps yearning for the days of Galliano's lush luxury and love for beautiful excess, often including references to the flora and fauna of Mr Dior's personal garden.  

And so today, disturbing the peace seemed almost sacrilege, as suddenly a barrage of military-inspired styles hit the runway. First came the pilots overalls, each embroidered with flowers... Followed by a selection of sharp tailoring and nipped in waists with exaggerated skirts that we expect from the house that brought a revolution in its own way – the New Look. And it's safe to say that each, as they appeared more impressive than the last, did not disappoint.

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