Wednesday, 29 May 2013

DIOR | A Mix Of Sophistication And Modernity

Cocktail dresses and Bar suits parade beneath the gildings of the Opéra de Paris, captured by the lens of Willy Vanderperre. Discover the images from the ready-to-wear fall '13/14 collection of Rafs Simons.

It's a mix of sophistication and modernity, a story of daring and femininity. For the fall 2013 collection, Raf Simons continues his exploration of the codes of the house at 30 avenue Montaigne. By mixing materials together (with some drawn from the traditional masculine wardrobe), by playing with the layering of colors and motifs (houndstooth and Prince of Wales check, black and white, roses, and so on), the creative director is giving, with each successive season, a new identity to the Dior woman. This autumn, she's dressed in black, white and gray; but also in coral and red, the color beloved of Christian Dior. She wears a Bar jacket over her asymmetric cocktail dress or a dress in astrakhan in the color of passion.

Decked out with a cuff and necklace in oversized pearls, her Lady Dior bag on her arm, she strolls the hallways of the Opéra Garnier, admiring the gilded decoration of its salons, the marble of its statues. Under the eye of the artist Willy Vanderperre, known for his portraits in chiaroscuro and the ethereal and mysterious universe he evokes, the Dior woman is the heroine of a night time world, somewhere between dream and reality.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo credit/Source: The House of DIOR
Photography by Willy Vanderperre

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