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

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.

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Modern touches: Neon jackets, pastels backed by black.

Rhinestone lips!

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

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Sheer panels and asymmetrical hemlines.

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Plenty of bare shoulders.

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

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That red number is fierce.

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Different iterations of hard and soft.

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

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

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More incredibly tiny floral details.

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Petals and blossoms everywhere.

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Click to enlarge and be amazed.

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Sugary sweet confections for garden party gals.

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Visions of spring.

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Royal wedding, anyone?

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Images via Getty.

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