Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dior Sans Galliano: Couture Fall/Winter 2012

all pictures via style.com
     Yesterday afternoon, Dior kicked off Haute Couture in Paris.  It got many bad reviews froum style critiques everywhere.  From style.com to WWD, everyone had something bad to say about the show.  
    To me, it didn't even look like couture, it looked more like circus costumes.  They were fun, but lacked that element that puts this work in the prestigious couture category.  There were mixes of bright neon colors with geometric shapes that seemed more childish to me than high fashion.  There was definately something missing from this collection that stands in the Dior name.
     I guess after changing the creative director of a fashion house after fifteen years, there will be change.  However I don't think people like that change since Galliano has put on beautiful shows for the past few years.  Bill Gaytten, the new creative director of Dior, has big shoes to fill and unfortunately this time, he failed in doing so.
    Some of the looks:


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