The Making of Dior’s Hanging Gardens

The Making of Dior’s Hanging Gardens
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When you’re as visionary a designer as Raf Simons, it goes without saying that the venue in which you showcase a collection should be as spectacular and awe-inspiring as the collection itself.

Such was the case with Simons’ latest collection for Dior, as the Belgian designer sent down “flower women”, as he referred to them in the show notes, down his impressive runway for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. The models, donning Art Nouveau pieces, walked through a breathtaking hanging garden of orchids, wisterias, vines, and other exotic flora that Simons himself envisioned and directed. The production, which took over a week to complete by special events agency Bureau Betak, comprised 70 percent artificial and 30 percent real flowers from boutique florist Eric Chauvin.

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

A time-lapse video of the setup, shared exclusively with Savoir Flair, reveals the incredible process.Watch the video above to witness as the magic unravels.

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