“Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity,”
An X-ray of Dior savoir faire defines the Spring-Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection. Dior is a house defined by its ateliers, craftsmanship, heritage and elegance. Intricate detail and technical skill are the blueprint for Christian Dior Haute Couture. The collection is informed by photographic opposites creating a luminous work in progress. Jupons are finished with precision as the semi-sheer layers reveal the exactitude and construction behind each creation.
Embroidery is mirrored from black to white, white to black, with a restrained colour palette of black, white, and Dior grey accented with red, deep aubergine, nude and lavender. Cutting technique is seen through translucent layers of organdi, plissé and jacquard. Fine thread work padding stitches and semi-embroidered layers reveal the couturier’s precision, handiwork and the artistry of Dior Couture.
Christian Dior’s grand ball-gowns are given a contemporary X-ray treatment of inverted negatives and positives using dramatic silhouettes of black shadow with white to create a modern ethereal beauty.