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Day 7: Back to the Couture

published on 12 July 2014

With the focus of day seven on Christian Dior, Alexander Fury continues to explore the craft, construction and hidden details of couture on the SHOWstudio Tumblr.

With the focus of day seven on Christian Dior, Alexander Fury continues to explore the craft, construction and hidden details of couture on the SHOWstudio Tumblr.

Fittings for Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013 with studio director Pieter Mulier, creative director Raf Simons and the première d’atelier
The entrance to Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris maison
Work in the flou atelier at Chanel, for the autumn/winter 2013 haute couture collection
Detail. Dior haute couture, spring/summer 2010 by John Galliano
The atelier at work on Christian Dior’s final collection in 1957
A dior “flou” toile from 2012
Working on embroidery placement at Dior, 2012
Details of an embroidered gown inspired by Marie Antoinette, by John Galliano for Dior haute couture autumn/winter 2000
A gown inspire by Marie Antoinette, by Raf Simons for Dior haute couture, autumn/winter 2014
Detail of Chanel embroideries, from the winter 2013 haute couture collection
Fittings for a tattoo embroidered bodice at Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal, spring/summer 2014
Atelier Versace label, from an early 1990s tailcoat
Toiles from the winter 2012 haute couture collection in the ateliers of Christian Dior
Embroidery detail from the winter 2014 Chanel haute couture collection
Atelier workers backstage at Valentino’s spring/summer 2013 haute couture presentation at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris
Giambattista Valli haute couture, winter 2012
Christian Dior spring/summer 2011 haute couture, by John Galliano
The atelier at Maison Lemarié
Embroidery detail from a 1952 Dior ball gown
Backstage at Raf Simons’ second haute couture collection for Dior, spring/summer 2013
Dior croquis of an embroidered ball gown from 1952
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