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Mathias Lauridsen - the most famous Danish model
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Mathias Lauridsen - the most famous Danish model

Copenhagen, Denmark native Mathias Lauridsen is an internationally renowned supermodel best known for appearing in advertising campaigns for Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Herm?s, and Jil Sander. Perhaps most significantly, he sat for legendary photographer, the late Richard Avedon.

The house of Dior - Seventy years of Haute Couture
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The house of Dior - Seventy years of Haute Couture

In celebration of one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria is delighted to present The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November 2017. Exclusive to Melbourne and the NGV, the exhibition will present more than 140 garments designed between 1947 and 2017, including some of the most outstanding, theatrical and technically accomplished pieces from Christian Dior Couture.

Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection
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Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection

The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.

Raf Simons is the new creative director of Calvin Klein
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Raf Simons is the new creative director of Calvin Klein

After months of rumors swirling, Calvin Klein has officially confirmed the hire of Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer. The brand announced the news in a statement shared on Facebook, detailing Simons new role at the American fashion brand.

Studying Fashion Design in Westminster University - an unique opportunity to become a designer
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Studying Fashion Design in Westminster University - an unique opportunity to become a designer

The Fashion Design course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. Westminster University specialises in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Fashion trends: Slick vinyl
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Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Fashion trends: Slick vinyl

Trench coats, jackets and dresses, mainly in black, red or grey slick vinyl are part of the womenswear collection for this cold season by fashion houses like Loewe, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Christian Dior and Rudybois.

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2016 Womenswear collection
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Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2016 Womenswear collection

Horizon: a clean and clear naturalistic line of beauty, looking from the past into the expanse of the future. In the Spring-Summer collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, strips away many extraneous elements to concentrate on a purity of line and precision in technique to find an ease for the future.

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 trends: Black and white graphic
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Fall/Winter 2015-2016 trends: Black and white graphic

Immortals colors - black and white are back with a full force in Autumn/Winter 2015-2016. The combination is known for a long time and it is always a classic, but for the upcoming winter season it is up to date, too.

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear collection
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Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear collection

This season, the journey of the man of flowers continues, emerging from his Winter world of evening formality and the Opera House, to the bright sunshine and colour of Summer. Taking his place in a contemporary, indoor ‘jardin a la française’ – filled with 2000 Fée des Neiges flowering white rosebushes, embedded in wooden parquet flooring – the Dior man becomes the contemporary embodiment of a new, haute bourgeois world; a figure who playfully subverts the rules of masculine dress while at the same time upholding their traditions.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016
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Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016

The garden of earthly delights: a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of both art and craft. In the Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the Old Masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and artistic gesture to arrive at the point of today.

Christian Dior Cruise 2016 collection
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Christian Dior Cruise 2016 collection

Le Palais Bulles: A utopian project that encompasses earth, sky and sea, where the future is built organically from the forms and architecture of the past. In this Collection Croisiére, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the landscape and memory of the South of France. Gaining inspiration from the colours, textures and light of the natural world of the Cote d’Azur, together with the style of the people who have inhabited it, the designer draws on tradition and technique to realise clothing for today. In so doing, Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) becomes a metaphor for the approach to the collection overall.

Dior Homme Autumn 2015 Collection
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Dior Homme Autumn 2015 Collection

The Fall 2015 Dior Homme collection is positioning itself as a set of references under the leadership of Kris Van Assche, the House’s creative director. It’s a locker room recovered from memories of the uniforms of college boys and grasps the essential aspects of masculinity.

How is the Diorama bag made - step by step
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How is the Diorama bag made - step by step

Within its leather, the Diorama bag carries the House spirit in an urban and contemporary style. Discover how it's produced in the Dior ateliers.

Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 Ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week
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Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 Ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week

Animals: instinctive and elegant, savage and sinister, the natural and human come together, to make hybrid forms of distinct decoration. In the Autumn-Winter collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, embraces an idea of the primal and the patterned to convey notions of the liberated and sensual, making a hyper-natural world for women.

Spring-Summer 2015 menswear trends: Stripes
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Spring-Summer 2015 menswear trends: Stripes

One of the hottest trends in men's wardrobe for the Spring-Summer season of 2015 are Stripes - vertical or horizontal, wide or pin, monochromatic or colorful, on knits or tailoring, from head to toe or on separates - the choice is yours and combinations are countless.

The new Miss Dior advertisement with Natalie Portman
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The new Miss Dior advertisement with Natalie Portman

In 1947, Christian Dior created Miss Dior, his first fragrance. He wanted to surprise women and bring back their smiles. He drew inspiration from Catherine, his beloved younger sister. She had returned from the bleakest days of war, and yet chose to be a young woman full of life and desire. She was a paradigm of energy and light-heartedness. Miss Dior inherited her love of liberty. An adventurous heroine, governed by the passion in her heart.

Dior Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2015 Collection
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Dior Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2015 Collection

Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.

Christian Dior Spring 2015 men's collection
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Christian Dior Spring 2015 men's collection

The counterpoints of the city and the seaside, the North and the South of France, are presented as a journey from one to the other in the clothing. Starting with the formality of elegant and urbane navy suiting – the clothing of the society gentleman – with a focus on the tuxedo and traditional pinstripe, there is a movement towards the nautical.

The Chiffre Rouge time piece has accentuated the allure of men in Dior
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The Chiffre Rouge time piece has accentuated the allure of men in Dior

It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.

Golden Globes 2014 - celebrities' garments
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Golden Globes 2014 - celebrities' garments

The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Amber Heard did attract the attention with high-waisted bare shoulders dresses but in different colours.

Christian Dior during the Paris Fashion Week
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Christian Dior during the Paris Fashion Week

An unknown and magical world has been recently discovered in Paris with the help of the Christian Dior spring/summer 2014 collection unveiled at Paris Fashion Week.

Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Christian Dior at Paris fashion week
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Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Christian Dior at Paris fashion week

The Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Christian Dior was presented during the Paris Fashion Week yesterday. This is the second collection by the Belgian designer Raf Simons for the famous French label. Instead on a traditional catwalk the defile was presented in a recreated garden in the Tuileries. The Belgian gardening firm Jacques Wirtz supplied the plants and design.

The luxury couture models had flowers and embroidery in abundance. A number of dresses were composed of two or three layers of tulle, with embroidery designed to create a three-dimensional effect.

Christian Dior back on top at Paris fashion week with collection Spring-Summer 2012
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Christian Dior back on top at Paris fashion week with collection Spring-Summer 2012

Fashion house Christian Dior remover all doubt for its ability to be one of the top fashion brands with its collection of women's dresses for Spring-Summer 2012, presented at Paris Fashion Week.

The show at Rodin Museum gathered the high society and was the second show of Christian Dior without the designer John Galliano, who was the art director of the company in the past 15 years. Designer of the new collection is the former deputy of Galliano - the British Bill Gaytten.

John Galliano thinks fashion is about
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John Galliano thinks fashion is about "seducing all the senses"

The designer - who works for Christian Dior, as well as his own self-titled label - loves catwalk shows because they bring his creations to life.

He explained: "If a picture paints a thousand words, a show has 20 minutes to bring the muse, the mood and the feel of a whole season to life. I want to seduce all your senses.

"If the clothes are the script, the models are the silent sirens that have to bring the story alive. I love using theatre and magic to tell the tale."

Christian Dior's collection on Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
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Christian Dior's collection on Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture finished. It continued 3 days, during which their collections presented Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc.

On the first day of the fashion performance become an event John Galliano's collection for the fashion house Christian Dior. Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2009-10 collection obviously is inspired by transparent materials and usage of underwear as top cloth. John Galliano showed a mix of grand style dresses and underwear like 50's: silk blouses with stockings and garters, splendid skirts with beige bras and gloves, enhancing thigh bastions, short jackets and round combinations on the edge.

Supermodel Karen Mulder has been arrested for making "threatening" phone calls to a plastic surgeon
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Supermodel Karen Mulder has been arrested for making "threatening" phone calls to a plastic surgeon

The 39-year-old star was questioned at a Paris police station after calling the medic and reportedly demanding for a previous operation to be reversed.

A detective said: "She was screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening. There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed."

Karen was arrested at about 10am yesterday (30.06.09) and taken to a station in the fashion district of the French capital city.

Metropolitan Museum of Art opened "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" exhibition
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Metropolitan Museum of Art opened "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" exhibition

he Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, the spring 2009 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition is on view at the Metropolitan from May 6 through August 9, 2009.

Dior presented new timepieces at the 2009 Basel Fair
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Dior presented new timepieces at the 2009 Basel Fair

In discreet tribute to Christian Dior, Dior Christal embodies the sophistication of watch-making that conceives each one of its timepieces like a Couture creation.

Almost as hard as a diamond, sapphire crystal is the very quintessence of Dior Christal. Never before has this material, traditionally reserved for watch glass, been used for decorative purposes. Since 2005, Dior Christal, with its sapphire crystal hand-cut and inserted in marquetry style on the bezel and bracelet, has invented a theatre of lights that brings enchantment back to watch-making once again.

What is Haute Couture?
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What is Haute Couture?

Haute couture refers to the designing, creating, and selling exclusive custom-made, high fashion women's clothes.

The term "haute couture" comes from the French language. Haute means "high" or "elegant", Couture means "sewing" or "dressmaking".

A business must be a member of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry, in order to be called a haute couture house.

Originally referred to French fashion and in France, now the term Haute Couture is also used loosely to describe all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing.

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