Any interest in this season's Dior show was obviously overshadowed by John Galliano's antics this past week. And that's a shame because Galliano's final collection for Dior, though disjointed, was beautiful.
From the jewel-tone Bohemia in the beginning to the romantic sheer final gowns there was a lot to love at Dior today. There were certainly weak moments and the overall styling was a bit disastrous (the fake fur need to go!) but when the looks were broken down to pieces there was a lot of wear-ability.
Certainly the accessories (where I imagine Dior makes the bulk of its sales along with cosmetics) were impeccable and sure to become best sellers.
One of the things that I personally find so troubling about Galliano's recent anti-semitic comments is that the story of the house of Dior is so wrapped up with the World War 2 era.
They opened today's show with a speech that didn't condemn Galliano as a person but did condemn his words and explained how Dior moved to lighten the burden of the war from the shoulders of all women through fashion and fantasy.
Thanks to NowFashion.Com for the pictures!