The Reality of Haute Couture


The Fashion Foot

When it comes to Haute Couture, mentioning fairy tales often becomes inevitable. Because Couture stretches to the realm of the imaginary in a much more experimental way than ready-to-wear, it becomes a form of escapism. And what better place to fly to than a magical wonderland of soft fabrics and precious gems? Dolce & Gabbana took their guests to their Midsummer Night’s gardens, while Valentino’s, Elie Saab’s and Zuhair Murad’s creations always seem fit for angelic princesses living in lands far, far away.

That’s why Raf Simon’s latest collection for Dior Haute Couture came as a surprise. Indeed, you might look at it and be transported to Little Red Riding Hood’s forest, but that’s where the link with fairy tales suddenly halts. Instead, Simons looked back at art and history for inspiration – the brand’s history, but also that of his own native country, Belgium.


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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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