05 July 2010

Fall 2010 Couture: Dior

At last, an inspired collection from John Galliano. This sees this genius, so subdued of late (for how many seasons has he been lying dormant?), bursting into full blossom once again. Quite literally. This has the charm and prettiness of spring, whereas his last couture (spring: the horse and highway man one), felt heavy, like fall. Couture should be like this, bouyant and poetic, using the utmost in technique to imaginatively capture the utmost in beauty. The colours combined (the same optimistic note that sounded at the mens collection) does remind one of Christian Lacroix, and is in a slightly different mode from the colours Mr Galliano usually employs. Tulips, unfortunately, will always suggest Irving Penn now, I suppose, and I will leave the other writers to give you those heavy-handed floral puns, but I hope that the bouquets this collection recieves will allow Mr Galliano to emerge from under his recent creative cloud. Beautiful.
"His basic reference point was Christian Dior’s 1953 spring collection, which introduced the “tulip line” and included floaty prints." - Cathy Horyn

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