I never tire of an uber-feminine, decadent editorial. It evokes memories of a time when fashion was about embracing the female form and putting thought and effort into every detail. An outfit is much more than mere clothing, it extends to elaborate accessories, perfect strands, bold make up and finishes at a meticulous manicure.
This Dior RTW Fall 11 editorial takes the concept of the 1950s ladylike and adds modern touches. I love how these beautiful images play with texture and accessories to add depth to each outfit. What this editorial also brings is an feeling of strength and confidence. From the poses that emphasise posture, to the fierce glares into the camera lens, this editorial seems to play up the contrast of feminine attire and ladylike behaviour of the 50s, with the empowerment and confidence the modern woman embodies.
* All images from Dustjacket Attic.