The models in the spring-summer 2014 Dior haute couture show walked through a pristine salon with softened lines, on the borders of the natural and the crafted. We take a look at this decor entirely sculpted by hand, inspired by the curves of the female body and modernist purity.
Is it a refuge carved by the elements or a salon of the purest design? A modernist architectural interior or a natural cocoon? The decor's subtly sculpted curves leave a grain of uncertainty and, in this place where everything appears almost an accident of nature, the work of the craftspeople who carved out every curve can easily be forgotten. The narrow columns rising to a ceiling pierced by skylights recall naturalistic forms, while the seats on which the show guests were sitting were hewn just like the walls, the whole in a spirit that nods to an interior architecture inspired by Modernism, very much in vogue in France at the start of the 1960s, when apartments outfitted with organic curves had the feel of cocoons.