Haute couture autumn-winter 2015 fashion show by Dior

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Haute couture autumn-winter-2015 fashion show by Dior

The garden of earthly delights: a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of both art and craft.

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In the Autumn-Winter haute couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the Old Masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and artistic gesture to arrive at the point of today.

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The ateliers of the Tailleur and the Flou unite to find both fluid and constructed forms together, where the intricate pleating systems of the flou in crepe de chine – usually reserved for dresses – become the expressive, inner linings of reversible capes and offer the choice of a public or a private pleasure for the wearer.

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The famous Dior manteaux show their similarities to the mantles of the late Middle Ages and to the gowns of the Belle Époque, with a vast and dramatic utilisation of silk taffeta in their construction.

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Meanwhile, the Dior jewellery is at its most luxurious and expressive this season, finding itself as a new form of ‘Cannage’ chainmail in gilets to be worn over garments and as heavy, dripping, ‘charmed’ chains to be draped over them.

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