Bill Gaytten, Spring 2012 Couture, Christian Dior, Richard Seymour, TED, How Beauty Feels, Fashion, Beauty,

A customer once asked an 18th century watchmaker why he engraves words on the backside of wheels inside his fabulously beautiful watches that no one will ever see. His response: “… God can see it”.

Bill Gaytten provides us the honor of seeing this kind of beauty in his Spring 2012 Couture presentation at Christian Dior. The real magic behind haute couture is revealed with great refinement: sheer materials give us a rare peek into the construction of the garments, while patent crocodile scales, ostrich feathers, and sequins add to the charming game of hide and seek. The entire collection can be discovered here:

Richard Seymour gives a tremendous TED talk on “How Beauty Feels”. In it he explores our response to beauty and the power of objects that exhibit it: