Thursday, July 9, 2009

Christian Dior Haute Couture fall/winter 2009

For this Haute Couture fall 2009 season, we got taken back to the art of dressing down, or in John Galliano’s case for Christian Dior, the art of undressing as he proposed skirts that are so short, that the garter belt is showing
(or is the skirt actually a garter belt?).

This is because the designer took reference from behind-the-scenes documentary photographs taken more than half a century ago as Monsieur Dior dressed his cabine of mannequins for shows. In the 1950's this is how the clothes were traditionally presented to clients and the press.
Layers and layers of chiffon, skirts worn with bras, jackets with girdles, lacy French underwear, and ball gowns with longline corsets were all seen parading on the runway.
The collection was spectacular, impeccably executed.
Jackets were seen with jewel-encrusted sleeves, and belted.
Nude hues were heavily seen as well, on a number of things such as dresses, skirts, knickers, and shoes.
The hats were divine! The models as well were a sight to behold, the make-up looked out of this world!


Nicola Henni said...

so funny!!!
I love the make up

Anonymous said...

Love the look and emphasis on femininity. Will definitely buy it this autumn.