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'Plastic is fantastic' at Dior

2:35pm EST - 00:54

Dior's Autumn-Winter collection is inspired by nature and animals, with 1970s patterns and colours. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Belgian designer Raf Simons took inspiration from the 1970s for its latest Dior Autumn-Winter ready-to-wear collection of abstracted animal patterns unveiled at Paris' Louvre Museum on Friday (March 6). Perched on extra high-heeled thigh boots, models wore bodysuits with camel and black patterns matched with oversized coats, made of fox fur or varnished leather. Raf Simons took inspiration from Christian Dior's revolutionary use of leopard print in 1947 and gave his collection an animal touch, a work he had already started for his Haute Couture collection in January. Set in the Louvre's courtyard, the show was attended by U.S. rapper Kanye West and New Zealand singer Lorde, as well as French actresses Laetitia Casta, Marie Josee Croze and Aymeline Valade. Simons took the reigns of Dior in 2012 after the departure of disgraced designer John Galliano, who was also expected to make his come-back to Paris fashion week with Maison Martin Margiela later in the day. Paris fashion week will continue until March 11 with further highlights being Chanel, Valentino and Saint Laurent.

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'Plastic is fantastic' at Dior

2:35pm EST - 00:54