christian-dior-couture-fall-2014-04_165309718580Raf Simons presented a Dior couture collection where archival history was strongly present at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Think back to the court of Marie Antoinette with a glance at the early 1900’s; from embroidered silk frock coats to sweeping ball skirts, the line is fit for the modern-day princess.

The lightness of the ballet-length ball dresses wafted, including ones featuring panniers. The frock coats were worn over strict black trousers and tops. Even details of couture that can often feel like dead weight were lightly worn on the strictly icy pastel palette–from palest blush and hydrangea-green to powder blue.

Simons made it evident that he is determined to modernize and streamline the Dior client.

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