Wow. The master, has done it again.
Paris Fashion Week was kicked off last Monday with a sultry, feminine BANG with Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2011 collection by John Galliano. I actually want to eat every piece like a delicious, refined couture cake. Galliano has tapped into the fashion house’s strong heritage, displaying distinct, beautiful feminine 50’s silhouettes.
Inspired by the noted fashion illustrator – Rene Gruaub whose work was mostly identified with the French Fashion House from 1947. You can definitely see the inspiration within the sculptural, voluminous and razor sharp edges which give a glimpse of the slip underneath. Gruab’s distinctive exaggerated style of design inspired the whole of the fashion industry and will always be remembered for its”timeless and enduring style”.
This collection has everything for me; from the beautiful powder and power pallet, to the wasp waists, bare shoulders, belted peplum jackets – worth a special mention are the textures, volume and depth and of the tulle pieces. As you can tell, Galliano’s shows are definitely the ones I look forward to and cherish.
Right: Detailed Golden Peplum Jacket with Tulle Trimmed Tail and Wiggle Skirt)
Right: Luxurious Gruarub Style White and Gold Textured Coat. Everyone should know Betty is a sucker for an outrageous coat. )
Right: Gradual Shadowing, Lady of the Night. Voluminous Wrap Coat Dress)
Right: Grace Kelly. Eat yer face. Check this model out strutting her stuff in this bountiful yellow number. The sharp edges of the tulle frame her feet so delicately. J’adore.)
The pallet was kept simple; powerful blacks, reds, teals and oranges were beautifully complimented by powder shades. This really played up to the retro feel of the collection, each outfit from head to toe shows a confidant, sexual temptress, and she wanted everyone to know about it. These were my favourite looks:
Right: Shoulders Shoulders Shoulders. I LOVE this line on a lady. It is so playful and feminine, but still gives this amazing “don’t fuck with me” attitude.)
The hair and make up was – as always- stunning. Twists, twirls, eyebrows and lips all topped off with veils and intricate head pieces. Can you get more Dior than that?