Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fall 2007 - Dior

BEST. DIOR. SHOW. EVER. (or at least in a very, very long time.) John Galliano made a sort of greatest hits with this collection, taking his last couture show's Asian themes, like origami accents, and combined them with the 1940s screen siren glamour of the era that Monsieur Dior worked in, without actually referencing any New Look proportions directly. The biggest hits were the coats, incredibly lavish with their endless yards of fur along the collar and sleeves (and even on the pockets). Some were a little reminiscent of those that Nicolas Ghesquière did for Balenciaga a few seasons back, but Galliano managed to firmly stamp his signature on every piece that went out. And he was spot-on trendwise, with an endless sea of fur shaping up to be the biggest must-have next winter (everyone from Michael Kors to Donatella Versace used swaths of it). He was equally successful with his eveningwear, which managed to maintain all the technical wizardry of his couture show's pleating and folding, yet displayed in a lot more accessible (and thus, commercial) manner. This looks like a blockbuster collection indeed! Pics to come...

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