First look: What you need to know about Dior's flower dome show set

First, 400,000 Delphinium flowers were used to build it

By Andrea Tim | Published: 5 Oct 2015

Video: Dior

Dior had everyone buzzing last week, not only with Raf Simons's Spring Summer 2016 collection being what it was – beautiful – but also thanks to the unique structure that housed the runway show. An 18m high flower dome was built at the Cour Carre Du Louvre. Inside it, there was another flower dome, along which ran the snow-white runway.

Here are seven fascinating facts you should know about the stunning set.

1. The dome measures 60 metres wide, 15 metres and 18 metres high. It took up 43,000 square feet in the square of the Louvre.
2. The entire structure weighs 160 tons.
3. 15 semi-trucks worth of scaffolding were used to construct the dome.
4. 400,000 stalks of blue Delphinium and 2,000 square metres of Oasis flowers were used.
5. 4 kilometres (equivalent to 40 tons) of sawed lawn lined the surface of the structure.
6. 100 people, including florists, carpenters and riggers worked on the project.
7. It took three weeks to build the structure, which will need 10 days to take down.

Watch the timelapse video of the entire process and scroll on for a closer look at the interior of the masterpiece.

(Photos: Hiroaki Fukuda for Dior)

Related: Dior SS16


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