The Dior 'Secret Garden Versailles' film showcases the labels Fall 2012 line in a way that has yet to be seen in the haute couture world. The short piece is centered around model Daria Strokus who finds herself in a magical Versailles castle. As the seconds unfold to the sounds of Depeche Mode, runway icons Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju also take the stage, bringing viewers into an enchanted French nursery.
The Secret Garden production was directed by the Netherlands-based photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin who are well-known for their stylish collaborations. Their artistic vision oozed through the scenes, emphasizing the formal gowns and eccentric jewelry sported by Strokus, Stasiuk and Ju in imaginative ways. And while their fine art talent is readily apparent here, it has not taken away from the incredible display of clothing.