Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

It's Haute Couture week in Paris, and yesterday's Dior Haute Couture presentation for Spring/Summer 2013 — designed by Raf Simons — was chock full of the kind of exquisite hand-stitched floral gowns you might expect. But there were also some surprises: Jolts of neon, rhinestone-studded lips, asymmetrical hemlines. There were a few trousers — as seen above — but the dreamiest garments were floaty, embroidered dresses fit for a princess.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Modern touches: Neon jackets, pastels backed by black.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Rhinestone lips!

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

More sparkly lips and super-short wigs. Not quite Twiggy… more Mia Farrow or Jean Seberg?

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Sheer panels and asymmetrical hemlines.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Plenty of bare shoulders.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Some of the looks were ever-so-slightly edgy.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

That red number is fierce.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Different iterations of hard and soft.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

In addition to the edge, there was a lot of classic Dior. The full-skirted gowns seem to float on air.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Imagine how much time and care it takes to appliqué tiny flowers on sheer tulle. Also — lilypads? Gorgeous.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

More incredibly tiny floral details.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Petals and blossoms everywhere.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Click to enlarge and be amazed.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Sugary sweet confections for garden party gals.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Visions of spring.

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

Royal wedding, anyone?

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in YouS

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