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Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture..

How I love Couture week.

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I’ve been pouring over style.com like a kid in a candy shop, sighing at beautiful lace, embellishment, the gorgeous faces of the clothes horses to model the creations and fantasising of a world where we can all run around clad head to toe in haute couture creations every day…

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Raf Simons didn’t let me down, and this season it was all about cutwork. Outfit after outfit was slashed or winkled open to form a lattice that veiled the female form below. Then there were actual overlays, and veils of sheer silk covering polka-dot sheaths. Everything shook or shimmied beautifully, with an air of sexiness, as concealment infused with the peekaboo promise of revelation often is.

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I’m now getting myself horribly excited to see the Elie Saab show, which I’m certain will be my very favourite – as always – from couture week.

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