Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2010
“John Galliano’s new haute couture collection for Dior is both faithful to the house and as fresh as a daisy.
Last season, there seemed to be no escape from the Dior archive as Mr. Galliano trotted out another horse-and-hound collection, and some recent ready-to-wear shows have felt skewed to the safest expectations. Today, though, in his fall couture show at the Musee Rodin, Mr. Galliano offered clothes that were dreamy, vibrantly colored and new.
His basic reference point was Christian Dior’s 1953 spring collection, which introduced the “tulip line” and included floaty prints. You could also see the influence of photographers — Irving Penn and Nick Knight, chiefly — who were beguiled by the colors and structures of flowers.”
That first line really sums it up. This feels like Dior Couture without seeming derivative of past triumphs for the house. Twenty-First Century Dior. Gorgeous and dramatic shapes and colors, beautifully and memorably staged. It’s just a whole lot of beautiful. And the styling is to-die. LOVE those inverted cellophane bouquet wraps on their heads.
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