Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture

07.07 - Across Time

The fashion fairies have descended and graced us with something magical, something whimsical, something absolutely extraordinary . . . . Christian Dior's Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week.  This stunning collection appropriately titled, Across Time takes a look back and pulls inspiration as far back as the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly the embroidery on the coats.

“I was interested in the process of finding something extremely modern, through something very historical; particularly through a juxtaposition of different themes,”  - “The historical inspiration is not the justification of the collection, it isn’t its entire meaning. What I was attracted to was an idea of architectural construction – that is a very Dior attitude – and how the foundations of one era are based on another, how the future is based on the past; that is what I found fascinating.” Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior

“I started to think ‘what is modern’? I wanted to deal with a form language that looks to be almost the opposite of my original inspiration at Dior,”  says Raf Simons. “It was an idea of confronting what people now think is an aesthetic that is modern – it felt more modern to go to the far past, not the ‘modernised ‘look of the last decade. The challenge was to bring the attitude of contemporary reality to something very historical; bringing easiness to something that could be perceived as theatrical. It is the attitude that matters.” 

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