Saturday, March 7, 2009

PFW: Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2009

Christian Dior’s rich archives offers John Galliano a world of possibilities, which simply lets himself spoil in his own vivid imagination and vast potential.
For this fall, Galliano took inspiration from a fascination shared by the house founder, Orientalism. Galliano also looked to the richness of 18th-century Persian miniatures, using their colors and patterns as reference. His collection featured a tailored look for women who want more spice then they'll find in common suiting, and less aggression then in the Eighties inspired options this season. An example would be the jackets paired with hobble skirts, and some feature a banded hem. The collection also had day dresses, harem pants, and coats. Coats came in a very feminine fashion, like the fox-rimmed black-and-purple high-waisted floral brocade. There were also more simplified coats, the graphic flower embroidered linear gray coat would be a great example. The Designer then moved on to evening wear, which started out in daring harem pants and an astrakhan vest. But what really made a statement were the gorgeous light chiffon gowns. They had heavenly exotic Indian embroideries and came in shades of ocher, aqua, and magenta.

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