With an assertive allure, looking directly into the lens, for artist Willy Vanderperre the Dior woman proudly shows off a style that's formed from the coming together of different eras. This season, it's a look of multiple inspirations, and yet definitively Dior. Whether a straight dress with an air of the 1920s, a Bar jacket inspired by the one by Christian Dior in 1947, or a reworking of the Arizona coat, the legendary creation from the couturier back in 1948, the silhouette of the collection weaves a link through the ages. The link also runs through with color: the red of passion, Dior red, acting as the common thread tying together the different shots. On the curved-heel shoes, on the Bar bag's New Look form, even down to the on-set furniture, shots of red appear, recalling the shared passion of Raf Simons and Christian Dior.
A magnetic look, enigmatic elegance, a decor at the crossroad of inspirations modernist and at the same time reinterpreting the gold moldings of the grand era of French splendor as seen through an Art Nouveau eye. With it, Willy Vanderperre has evoked a dreamlike and mysterious world around Raf Simons' collection. The models Daria Strokous, Mariacarla Boscono, Elise Crombez and Iselin Steiro are the embodiment of these Dior women with an aura like none other.
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