Blooms by the millions

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Walls of Phalaenopsis orchid blooms

The event, the Christian Dior fashion show in Paris showcasing the Autumn 2012 collection by designer Raf Simons.

 Thousands upon thousands of fresh flower blooms clipped and inserted into massive walls decorating each room in a different colour palette.

 

Mixed fresh roses cover the walls

 

 

The logistics of working with as perishable a product as fresh flowers combined with the massive amount of labour required to install this makes for an impressive feat.

Blue delphiniums clipped and picked in by the thousands

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Thousands of tiny blue delphinium blooms are inserted by hand ( or many hands!). The walls were first covered with stacked bricks of flower foam, then covered in chicken wire to keep them in place.

 

 

This behind the scenes video shows a fascinating glimpse into the project as it was being prepped and installed.

The beautiful results are eye popping.

Behind the scenes, Flowers at Dior Paris 2012