John Galliano pulled out all the glamorous stops at Dior Couture. The collection was a study in regal contrasts with nods to French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the New Look, lady-like charm and Galliano’s own love of the perverse.
The fifties dance dresses in pastels and muted grays were familiar silhouettes with interesting, modern details like the very sheer skirts and matching fetish heels.
At first I thought this was the perfect collection. I thought it had been designed just for me in my dreams. But the more I looked at it the less inspired I felt by it. It’s beautiful but I lost interest very quickly. It’s an unexpected look from Galliano this classic, safe, pretty idea and maybe that’s why I was so charmed at first? But getting past the Galliano idea it’s pretty much your average, expected couture show. What do you think?