When Raf Simons sent a traditional bride down the runway at the end of his autumn/winter 2012 collection for Jil Sander, the audience could have been forgiven for thinking that the outfit was less wedding-esque and more crisp evening cocktail or modern ball gown. But that was the point. Simons's collection was all about a new way of thinking about the silhouette and the role of the couturier in fashion, and he used the bride to underline that mode of thinking.
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