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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