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Dior’s winter costume drama

When one of fashion’s most iconic brands celebrates vintage style you know you are in for a treat. The house’s haute couture collection for fall and winter 22/23 is nothing short of magical, gowns, dresses and coats with embroidery and embellishments.

Colors ranging from virginal whites to gothic black and purple as well as blood red, these could have been picked right out of the wardrobes of Dracula’s lovers Mina and Lucy. A feast for the eye and a magnificent reminder of the type of costume dramas we so love to watch over Christmas.

According to the official press release, inspiration behind the collection is the tree of life – a theme dear to creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, and a theme she has revisited many times. The collection offers a profusion of silk embroidery on cotton, wool crepe, silk and cashmere, while a patchwork of lace and guipure braids – the latter also often used in furniture design – adorn dresses and adds depths and textures.

The idea started with old embroidery samples from 1900s and from these she created fantastical plants growing upwards along the garments. All large designs and matte in textures – avoiding anything shiny.

The long flowing dresses were accentuated with smocks and bodices and made in vaporous silk and represents everything that creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri does best: ultra-feminine floating creations that celebrates femininity and the female body without showing too much skin.

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