dior haute couture autumn winter 2012 set behind the scenes

Raf Simons’ presented his highly anticipated debut collection for Dior Couture last week.  Dior used over a million flowers in the installation.  The process took over 4 days, with workers shoving in delicate orchids and delphiniums by hand right up until showtime.

For the different rooms, here’s the breakdown:

Salon Bleu: Delphinium
Salon Dior: Peony, Roses, Garden Roses, Zinnia, Dalhia, Campanula, Achilliea
Salon Jaune: Solidago (Golden Rods)
Salon Blanc: Queen Anne’s Lace, Orchids, Pipettes
Salon Rouge: Orchids, Celosia, Roses, Achillea (Yarrow)

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