|Detailed shot of the Warhol-inspired collection|
One important element of Simons' decision to use Dior is that it wasn't driven by Warhol's commercial success - as opposed to using his better-known Pop Art works, he chose to use a series of hand-drawn illustrations that came at the beginning of Warhol's career. These illustrations were then taken and screened onto silk, chiffon and detailed with lashings of tiny sequins and elaborate embroidery. Amongst the illustrations were tiny birds, multicoloured feathers, butterflies and even high-heeled shoes - shoes which were printed onto handbags as an ironic statement on the traditional "lady"'s obsession with accessories.
|Stiletto illustration, embroidered onto a silk gown|
|Nicole Pollard for Dior A/W 2013|
|The 'Stiletto' handbag|