Francine Ballard's Rantings of the Accessory-Obsessed.
Raf Simons is laying claim to some of Dior’s awesome heritage for his pre-fall 2013 collection. He caught our attention by pairing some incred accessories with a few of his “new classics,” which include the tuxedo suit and the “bar” jacket.
He also artfully showcases the omnipresent menswear-as-womenswear trend this season by incorporating masculine fabrics/patterns (Dior’s signature houndstooth and Prince de Galle) embroidered with feminine details.
Looks to be a superb (and utterly wearable) interpretation of the house’s inimitable legacy. I do love a dose of realism with my whimsy every now and again. Bravo Raf.
-Francine Ballard [Images via WWD]
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Christian Dior silk scarf. 1976. [FDB via Object-Lesson]
Marion Cotillard in Dior at Cannes…. kind of a dream. -RS (Image via Vogue.com)
Necklace, House of Dior. French, circa 1965. [Via the supplemental]
CHRISTIAN DIOR- PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2010
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