The Château de Versailles, emblem of Dior’s tradition, hosts a new tale which brings to life the brand’s new minimalism as seen in the women’s Fall 2013 collection. The beauty of the palace and its park abound with the most well-kept secrets which are unlocked in parts again by this second film.
At the heart of all that grandeur conceals an extraordinary world of poetry and color: in the depth of its mysterious woods a secret garden blooms out of sight, inhabited by the most fashionable flower-women. From the Petit Trianon to the enchanted forest, Versailles becomes the picturesque backdrop of a dreamlike tale.
Watching this film shot by Inez & Vinoodh, I can’t help but feel a sense of entrapment. Albeit a regal and beautiful one. In truth, the models (Daria Strokous and gang) look lost running around on the checkered flooring. If you dig deeper perhaps you might find meaning behind hidden symbolisms. The music of Depeche Mode however lent a strange old world feel to a fashion film that is essentially new world. I guess it relates to the rich history of Château de Versailles and brings about an old meets new kind of concept that is all the rage now. Without doubt, this film is dark at the very core. It is no wonder then that they say the darkest secrets are always the most mystifying. So what’s this secret?
Images: Dior, Édouard Manet