Having studied design in college, I’d often see classmates get frustrated when their projects turned out less than what they envisioned. Truth be told, not everybody is blessed with a team of highly skilled sewers that can turn your sketches into real life art forms. Certainly not everybody can be like Raf Simons, who is more than blessed to have a whole army taking care of every minute detail for his spring haute couture show for the House of Dior on Monday. Ah, “haute couture,” such a sweet-sounding word. Going through the photos of models in patent thigh high boots in red and rust, and diamond encrusted heels that peeped out from beneath the hand-dyed pleats of Corolle skirts—it only made me think of one thing: cake. Yes, cake—so chic and full of fluff that they would put Marie Antoinette’s pannier dresses and MJ Lastimosa’s National Costume to shame. If you don’t believe me, take a look:
Model Kinga Rajzak wears Look #53
Each colored strip is a grosgrain ribbon that is laid out and cut before they are dyed individually.
After the dyeing process, the ribbons are then sewn together to create a whole piece of cloth.
Once the fabric has been formed, it is then sent out for pleating.
Once the pleating process is completed, the fabric is then sent back to the atelier where the dresses are fit and sewn.
This look reminds us of the sweet cherries that top a lush Black Forest cake.
We can't help but think of Cakes by Miriam's Merry Berry cake with this floral number.
Photos from Dior