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Up Close & Personal: Dior Spring/Summer ’16

 

The editors, models, celebrities and digital influencers were all out to bear front row witness to the magic Raf Simon’s would create for Spring 2016 — from Dior campaign star Rihanna to Italian entrepreneur (and It girl) Chiara Ferragni — and make magic he did, with grown-up confections that were illusory in their lightness while staying true to form and structure. Here, exclusive behind-the-scenes images shot by Morgan O’ Donovan let you have a closer look at the intricate details of the collection and its accessories, and who would not fall for that intricate way to wear one’s hair? Loosely held in place with an embellished choker?

Says the Simon’s himself of the line-up: “I wanted the collection to have a purity to it, to simplify and concentrate on a line that expressed an idea of femininity, fragility and sensitivity without sacrificing strength and impact; there might be a simplicity in how the collection looks, but it is extremely complex in terms of technique. There are literal layers of the past, from the Victorian-style underwear layered under the transparent bias cut dresses and the Bar jackets and rough knits, but for me it still all feels oddly futuristic and strangely romantic. Like this woman is about to travel through space and time.”