Black and white. Masculine and Feminine. Devils and Angels. Outerwear and Underwear. In his new Ready-to-wear spring 2016 collection for Dior, Raf Simons contrasted all-black austere, almost clerical jackets, coats and pantsuits, with light tops, shorts and ethereal dresses, all inspired by Victorian lingerie in virginal white and pink organza. We think of Octave Mirbeau’s evil Belle Epoque tale of darkness and innocence, Diary of A Chambermaid, more so in its 1964 black and white film adaptatio...

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