PARIS — Smack in the middle of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée was a massive, nay, enormous tent with mirrored elevations on a sunny Friday afternoon that offered a nearly seamless reflection of the historic eastern Sully Wing. An obvious future-meets-past moment was about to take place and was plain to see for anyone entering the 1440-person capacity space. On the afternoon it was Karolin Wolter, Georgia Hilmer, and Maja Salmon who were part of the grand production. The house taking these extraordinary lengths to put forth its season ready-to-wear message was course none other than Dior with designer Raf Simons at the helm. Past collections have gone for floral arrangements, clouds, and hanging gardens, but this staging feat felt out of this world. The runway was organized into four circular fields around which the models moved like heavenly bodies. If the staging was impressive, the collection even more so with its commitment to sleek silhouettes in space-age white (Karolin’s look) to the more flowing (Georgia’s look). Bit of column A and column B in a future-meets-past moment that ought to propel fashion forward through time and space.

Credits include: Client, Christian Dior; Collection, Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2015; Design, Raf Simons; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Peter Philips for Dior; Production and direction, Bureau Betak; Music, Michael Gaubert; Casting, Maïda; Models, Karolin Wolter, Georgia Hilmer, Maja Salamon; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.