Couture Fashion Week: Dior

Spring has come early at Dior. The SS13 couture show in Paris this week showed Raf Simons embrace the beauty of the spring bride, showing exquisite gowns evolving from sky shades to floral masterpieces down the runway.

Simons made sure he stayed true to Dior's heritage, but nonetheless there was a futurism in his Haute Couture vision, with asymmetric layers, such as a gilet over a bustier over a skirt worn over another skirt. The volume in peplums, skirts and shapes of jackets were all modern updates of the Dior archive.

No doubt these dresses will be worn by Hollywood's starlets at the Academy Awards ceremony next month.

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