Andy Warhol's drawings may have been featured on looks from Raf Simons's Fall 2013 collection for Dior, but its name came from one of the most famous paintings by Salvador Dalí. Simons, who drew on formative moments in his life and in Christian Dior's, named his show "The Persistence of Memory."
Raf Simons showed another magnificent collection for Christian Dior's Fall 2013 lineup filled with chic, arty strapless dresses, stunning statement coats, and knitwear that can only be characterized as pure, modern elegance. Described by the fashion house as "a visual scrapbook of significant moments for both Raf Simons and the house of Dior," the collection showcased one refreshing look after another as models walked down the blue-skied, silver-ballooned runway. The highly anticipated show opened up with effortlessly elegant silk strapless dresses featuring hand-drawn artwork — made in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Arts — and chic suit sets featuring wide-leg trousers and peplum blazers. Coats ranged from slim and tailored to cape silhouettes with exaggerated neck ties. Then came the knitwear; black and ivory cable-knit dresses featured whimsical ruffled peplum details, while other renditions, like an open-weave crochet skirt, was layered over a tailored houndstooth dress. Meanwhile, an array of intricate beaded midi-length gowns and metallic dresses provided options for Simons's red carpet crowd.