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Dior S/S 2015 Couture

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Posted January 21st, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

Raf Simons’ penultimate couture collection for the house of Dior was a thoughtful exercise in experimentation. The Belgium fashion designer challenged the conventional boundaries of couture throughout his short tenure at the categorically French house; season after season, ever so slightly skewing the world’s understanding of fashion’s most luxurious practice. The youthful sophistication that Simons achieved was never so palpable as for his spring/summer 2015 couture collection for the house. Evading the categorical ‘Dior’ calling cards – the bar jacket, for one, was not within his design vernacular this season – Simons instead experimented with juxtaposing proportions – mini skirts worn with floor-grazing vests, for example – as well as with materiality – plastic, for one, printed with floral designs – and sublime couture techniques, such as tightly pleated flaring dresses finished with colorful strips of ribbon. This youthquake of 60s and 70s-era designs had models putting their best foot forward in thigh-high colorful latex boots, appearing as if their legs had been dipped in liquid plastic. A welcomed interpretation of a house still so tightly rooted to its founding in 1946.

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Jean Royère

2-Branched Wall Lamp, 1945

Jean royere   sconce   1945

Frank Lloyd Wright

SC Johnson Wax Headquarters, 1950. Photographed by Ezra Stoller

Johnson wax tower in racine wis.  by architect frank lloyd wright  1950  photographed by ezra stoller

Paul Sharits

Frozen Film Frame, (Detail) Foto- Nils Klinger

Paul sharits  frozen film frame   detail  foto  nils klinger

Vanessa Redgrave wearing Oscar de la Renta

Image by Bert Stern, Vogue 1967

Vanessa redgrave wearing oscar de la renta by bert stern. vogue 1967

De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi

Blow Inflatable Armchair, 1967

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991

Felix gonzalez torres  untitled  portrait of ross in la   1991

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The Stocking Shoe, 1960's

Beth levine s  the stocking shoe   1960 s.

Penelope Tree, 1967

1967 penelope tree in bared ringed midriff mini of white pique. jean campbell for sportwhirl

Jim Lambie

Installation at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 2014

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Christian Dior

1967 Couture

Christian dior   nrc couture  dutch  march 1967

Donyale Luna

British Vogue Editorial, March 1966

Donyale luna

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann

Velvet fabric, 1913

Emile jacques ruhlmann tissu velours  velvet fabric  en 1913

Frank Lloyd Wright

SC Johnson Wax Headquarters, 1950

Frank lloyd wright sc johnson wax headquarters completed 1950

Eero Saarinen

Miller House, with Interiors by Alexander Girard, 1953

J irwin miller house designed by eero saarinen with interiors by alexander girard  1953

Josef Frank

"Loops" on Linen

Josef frank  loops  on linen

Niki De Saint Phalle

Mini Nana Acrobate, 1968

Mini nana acrobate  1968

Niki De Saint Phalle

Untitled (Nana), 1968

Niki de saint phalle  untitled  nana   1968

Niki De Saint Phalle

Sphinx, 1975

Sphinx  1975

The Kaleidoscope Pavilion at Expo '67

Montréal, Canada

The kaleidoscope  on notre dame island. expo 67  montre  al  que  bec  canada ii

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Varna Palace, Arhus, Danemark, 1971

Verner panton  varna palace  arhus  danemark  1971
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Jean royere   sconce   1945

Jean Royère

2-Branched Wall Lamp, 1945

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Johnson wax tower in racine wis.  by architect frank lloyd wright  1950  photographed by ezra stoller

Frank Lloyd Wright

SC Johnson Wax Headquarters, 1950. Photographed by Ezra Stoller

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Paul sharits  frozen film frame   detail  foto  nils klinger

Paul Sharits

Frozen Film Frame, (Detail) Foto- Nils Klinger

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Vanessa redgrave wearing oscar de la renta by bert stern. vogue 1967

Vanessa Redgrave wearing Oscar de la Renta

Image by Bert Stern, Vogue 1967

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B2f343876b62723099d55275354ea05d

De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi

Blow Inflatable Armchair, 1967

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Felix gonzalez torres  untitled  portrait of ross in la   1991

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991

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Beth levine s  the stocking shoe   1960 s.

Beth Levine

The Stocking Shoe, 1960's

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1967 penelope tree in bared ringed midriff mini of white pique. jean campbell for sportwhirl

Penelope Tree, 1967

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14420516840 e7e9cdce0f b

Jim Lambie

Installation at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 2014

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Christian dior   nrc couture  dutch  march 1967

Christian Dior

1967 Couture

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Donyale luna

Donyale Luna

British Vogue Editorial, March 1966

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Emile jacques ruhlmann tissu velours  velvet fabric  en 1913

Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann

Velvet fabric, 1913

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Frank lloyd wright sc johnson wax headquarters completed 1950

Frank Lloyd Wright

SC Johnson Wax Headquarters, 1950

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J irwin miller house designed by eero saarinen with interiors by alexander girard  1953

Eero Saarinen

Miller House, with Interiors by Alexander Girard, 1953

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Josef frank  loops  on linen

Josef Frank

"Loops" on Linen

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Mini nana acrobate  1968

Niki De Saint Phalle

Mini Nana Acrobate, 1968

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Niki de saint phalle  untitled  nana   1968

Niki De Saint Phalle

Untitled (Nana), 1968

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Sphinx  1975

Niki De Saint Phalle

Sphinx, 1975

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The kaleidoscope  on notre dame island. expo 67  montre  al  que  bec  canada ii

The Kaleidoscope Pavilion at Expo '67

Montréal, Canada

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Verner panton  varna palace  arhus  danemark  1971

Verner Panton

Varna Palace, Arhus, Danemark, 1971

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