Dior Ready-to-Wear Fall 2013 at the Opéra Garnier in Paris
Beneath the gilded décor of the salons, against the red of the box seats, in the immensity of the monumental staircase of the Opéra Garnier, the dresses parade and swirl, composing an exhilarating and intoxicating melody. A symphony in silk and astrakhan, blocks of color, or black and white. The Paris opera house proves the ideal setting for this gracious and feminine collection in which Bar Jackets and evening dresses dance an elegant ballet. Christian Dior himself adored the opera. Playing the piano from an early age, he had a fondness for the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi and Rameau. By giving his dresses the names of his favorite composers or pieces of music – such as Schumann, Opéra bouffe-the couturier had already begun to weave the unique link between his fashion and music; a link that still endures today with Raf Simons’ couture.