From miniature horses to baby Air Jordans to tiny burritos YouTubers make for their pet hamsters, it is universally known that tiny versions of things are inexplicably cuter than their normal-sized counterparts. (The only exception to this rule is cupcakes, which are not nearly as adorable as full-sized cakes.) Dior took note and delivered its fall-winter couture collection in miniature proportions, proving that big things really do come in small packages.
Paying homage to Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945 traveling fashion exhibition that promoted Parisian couture during World War II, Dior presented a pint-sized collection of daywear sets in dark tweeds, softly pleated Grecian gowns, and modern interpretations of the Dior’s iconic New Look silhouette. Keeping in line with the rules of couture, each look is made entirely by hand by the Parisian house’s atelier, 40 percent smaller than its original size.
As with previous collections, creative director