Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Christian Dior Couture Spring 2012
A Galliano-shaped hole remains in the House of Dior and after last season's horrendous couture show, I think everyone was on the edge of their seats to see what would become of one of the most iconic of the couture houses. Bill Gaytten delved deep into the Dior archives, evident in the use of houndstooth, the "New Look silhouette, full skirts and just a dash of Dior drama. Described by Gaytten as "X-ray Dior...all the structure of iconic Dior, but all of it see-through", the collection was well recieved with The Telegraph's Lisa Armstrong describing it as "A class act by any standards". Though there were still a couple of sub-par pieces, I enjoyed the ladylike, feminine collection in delicate fabrics. There aren't many red carpet choices but the beauty of the collection speaks for itself without the need for celebrities.