Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture, Paris

Whether spring or summer or any time of year–worn as a festival headpiece, embellished on a couture dress train or set as a wedding backdrop, the wonderful scent and beautiful sight of florals are the epitome of romance.

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Recently, at Paris Couture Week, florals made another grand statement at the CHRISTIAN DIOR Fall 2014 collection.

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Continuing an ongoing annual tradition, creative director Raf Simons, installed another mesmerising backdrop of flowers for the unveiling of his latest collection.

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A Collage of the Christian Dior Fall Couture 2012 Collection

With salons lined floor to ceiling with panels of blooming delights, this year, a curved wall of pristine white orchids with dazzling fairly lights provided an extra sparkle to the couture pieces showcased.

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What described as “an architectural abstraction of nature” perfectly complemented Simons’ most elegant collection to date. A show divided into 8 groups, Christian Dior’s Fall couture collectiontook inspiration from previous centuries, using the shapes of periodic fashion with modern tailoring.

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Embroidered court jackets, soft fabrics and hints of Marie Antoinette silhouettes could be seen floating down the white marble floor.

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Voluminous dresses with tapered waists, accessorised with long gloves and my favourite, pointed strappy stilettos, were aplenty that afternoon.

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Adding to the lightness of the collection, creative director for Chanel Beauty and head make-up artist, Peter Phillips, created a stunning silver eye.

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The front row included British actress Emma Watson, American Oscar-Winner Jennifer Lawrence and the gorgeous South African actress and face of J’adore perfume, Charlize Theron for an all around chic affair. —Anita

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[Images via Kevin Tachman for Vogue Magazine,, Foxy CheeksFabsugar & Dior // collage compiled from Into the Gloss images]