Refinery29, in partnership with Visionaire, give us an intimate look at what goes into crafting a couture gown. Following the process of one Dior look (look #53 to be exact) that recently walked the Haute Couture runway, we see the intricate journey from ribbon to runway.
Beginning with the minute detail of hand-dying each individual ribbon, it gives us the perspective to how much time and attention is given to each process. The most jaw-dropping practice shown was the hand-pleating process. We always wondered how that was done!
Seeing how many hands each component of the dress passed brings the look’s story to life. Artisans, seamstresses, stylists and lastly, Raf Simons. We get a glimpse of the creative director making last minute styling choices before its runway debut. Watch the incredible life cycle above.