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COUTURE PETALS

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Thousands of flowers in the most delicate shades, an infinity of silky petals delicately blossoming. The Miss Dior  dress worn by Natalie Portman to embody Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet  is a reflection of the fragrance, feminine and springlike.

Is it an armful of flowers or a silk embroidery, a spring bouquet or the finery of a fresh and winsome woman? The Miss Dior  haute couture dress designed by Raf Simons casts a certain element of doubt, and for good reason: with the natural sophistication of a flower in full bloom, it takes its inspiration from the Trompe l’œil  line designed by Christian Dior for spring-summer 1949. A collection to which, in the couturier's own words, "all the colors of the meadows and the gardens bring their gaiety: the white of the lily-of-the-valley and the white hyacinth, the pink of peonies and roses, the violet of violets, of lilacs and clematis, the yellow of primrose and buttercup, the blue of  the cornflower, of forget-me-not and larkspur, the red of poppy and generanium, the green of growing grass and the warm gold of ripened wheat..." 

Revisiting the legacy of the founding couturier, Raf Simons conceived a light spring dress with a contemporary allure. A dress with a nipped waist and a Corolle  skirt, on which can be found the colors of all the natural and fragile flowers so dear to Christian Dior. From the white tones on the bustier to the shades of lilac, peony and rose that decorate the ends of the skirt, the little silk petals that completely cover this extraordinary garment were sewn entirely by hand by the petites mains  in the Dior haute couture atelier. It is a pointillist work, a fresh and delicate impressionistic feat, and a reflection of the fragrance Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. 

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