When Christian Dior‘s spring 2014 collection first hit the runway, words like provocative and elegant were used to describe the delicate garments that went down the catwalk. Now, the sublimely refined line (which was first shown in a secret garden of sorts) has been put on paper by the hands of a fashion and portrait illustrator.

Mats Gustafson Christian Dior Watercolors

Courtesy Dior/Mats Gustafson

The fashion house commissioned Swedish artist Mats Gustafson, who previously created illustrations for Dior’s fall 2013 collection, to reinterpret its spring effort using watercolors, pastels and paper treatments. With Dior designer Raf Simons’ artful approach to the runway, Gustafson’s light-infused work seems right in tune with the fashion house. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the dresses, suits and jackets are exquisite in real life!

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