It's said that Raf Simons will show his debut Fall 2012 Couture collection for Dior next month in a vacant mansion in Paris, eschewing the house's traditional show venues. Simons is rumored to have selected a house on the Avenue d'Iéna, one of the streets that converges at the Arc de Triomphe. According to the official Couture Week schedule, Dior will show the collection twice on July 2: once to customers and once to the press.
In the past, Dior has staged its Couture shows in the gardens of the Rodin Museum, or in its couture salons on the Avenue Montaigne.
Photo: The finale of Dior's Spring 2013 Couture show.