Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dior Couture Show Review

I just saw the pictures from the Christian Dior Couture Fall Show (Style.com) and I was nearly floored by its perfection. John Galliano has once again proven that he is a fashion force to be reckoned with.
The palette was mostly subdued tones of white, cream, grey, and black with punches of color here and there and of course, Dior’s favorite- the leopard print. He seemed to draw inspiration from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, pulling the best details from each era and combining them to yield a spectacular array of dresses and ladylike looks.

The models wore retro, cloche-style hats that Galliano brought into the 21st century through the artful use of tough details such as studs and grommets. Their make-up was equally dramatic- a modern Cleopatra eye, reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor. Otherwise, the faces were kept minimal and pretty. The shoes can best be described as “Lady Dominatrix” with sky-high heels and lots of exquisite details.

And the clothes? Oh, the clothes…ethereal, frothy. Galliano is a mixmaster when it comes to combining structural elements like nipped in waists and strong shoulders with featherweight tulle skirts. The result is absolutely brilliant and it gives even his most goth clothes a dreamlike quality. And don’t we all need a little fantasy sometimes?

Image from Style.com

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