Paris Haute Couture Week Winter 2011/12: Christian Dior runway

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The Fashion Police always look forward to Haute Couture Week in general, and to the Christian Dior show in particular, as it never fails to be a visual extravaganza. This time around we were more than usually interested to see how Dior is faring without John Galliano. This collection was designed by Bill¬†Gaytten, who we think managed to retain the Dior feel, while creating something of his own. The big skirts and nipped-in waists are still there (as are the “shresses”) and there are also some rather amazing hats to feast your eyes on.

Take a look and tell us what you think.

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5 Comments

  • July 6, 2011

    Mary

    I thought it was a disaster! There was nothing really cohesive about it. I especially don’t get Karlie’s clown outfit! It seemed extremely pointless.

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    • July 6, 2011

      April

      Since when does fashion have a point?

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      • July 7, 2011

        Mary

        Well couture usually has some sort of theme, but this collection was just nothing. It was just Galliano’s classic silhouette in random patterns.

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  • July 7, 2011

    Olga

    I hated it. They need Galliano.

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  • July 8, 2011

    EricB

    To be honest, I have never heard of Bill Gaytten before. When Galliano started at Dior and McQueen started at Givenchy, both of them were already rather well-known. Not so this time around it seems. Is this a case like Facchinetti at Valentino? I don’t think so. I quite like the op-art approach of this collection. Yet, it is quite a challenge for a newcomer to come up with the high-profile Haute Couture Womens’ collection for his debut with the house so I give him the benefit of doubt.
    Yet, I had hoped the successor of Galliano would dig deeper into the history of previous designers work for Dior as inspiration than just Galliano himself.

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