Report from Dior’s haute couture ateliers at 30 Avenue Montaigne, where the gold lamé dress worn in Cannes by actress and muse Marion Cotillard was made.
In the atelier Flou, tucked away under the eaves of 30 Avenue Montaigne, the petites mains have translated Marion Cotillard’s wishes and inspirations into a unique creation, a golden dress, a sliver of glittering details.
Working from a mood board of ideas, the lamé dress was designed to distill pure, pared-down simplicity of an apparently effortless kind only the savoir-faire of the Dior happier couture ateliers can accomplish.
Only a single seam is visible on the bust: it gives the fabric a draped movement that seems to continue to the shoulder where it spills into a ruffle of black velvet, like a trompe l’œil. The fabric’s ability to mold the curves of the chest in a natural manner without any other visible stitches or darts is the result of the rigorously-constructed organza foundation underpinning it. Lastly, a fine copper chain was sewn into the hem of the dress so that the light fabric falls in a fluid fashion, enhancing the actress’ movements on the red carpet.
Photo: The Courtesy of Dior