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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Dior's 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Dior's 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

In the Spring/Summer 2015 Christian Dior collection, Raf Simons constructs a 1960s vision of the 21st century.

The haute couture collection delivers a mischievous layering of past and present, neither simply nostalgic nor straight forwardly futuristic.

The collection featured transparent plastic rain macs which gave a sci-fi vibe, but cut with a retro, swingy line and demure bracelet-length sleeves.

“Periods of time are conflated,” Simons explained of the collection. He berated himself for having previously been guilty of “always thinking of the future … I was always anti-romanticising the past. But the past can be beautiful too. There is a sense of the romance of the 50s, with the experimentation of the 60s and the liberation of the 70sin the collection.”

Wearing ultra-mini skirts, transparent printed plastic capes and tattoo body suits, models strutted to David Bowie's 1972 Ziggy Stardust album.

This collection included impressive patent leather thigh high-boots with an empty rectangle shape of a heel with glittering crystals on the bottom. 

There was a mix of bold colors, crystal beading embellishments, lace and plastic used to create a unique and highly structured mini dress. And a flower-printed plastic rain coats, which finished off many of the looks.

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