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Collection: Dior Haute Couture Goes Whimsical with S/S 2013

By Stephanie Smith-Strickland

January 29, 2013

Raf Simons sophomore haute couture showing with Dior was something straight out of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. A whimsical set designed by legendary landscape artist Martin Wirtz showcased meandering gardens and winter-kissed branches nestled among verdant shrubbery.

Models sporting slick pixie cuts and iridescent lips floated through the Wirtz-made spring garden. Pastel hues sprinkled liberally with embroidered flowers added bursts of color to the woodland backdrop of the runway. Simons also added a splash of spring to two more neutral looks with bubblegum and lemon-ice colored leggings.

The spring collection wasn’t all wood nymphs and whimsy, however, iconic Dior haute couture trademarks were present throughout. From revolutionary, ultra-feminine “new look” dresses with their cinched waists and crinoline enhanced hourglass silhouettes, to a cleanly re-imagined bar jacket paired with a tailored tuxedo pant, Simons more than paid homage to the illustrious history of the fashion house.

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