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COUTURE: Dior Spring 2011

John Galliano
Label Dior Haute Couture
Collection: Spring 2011 for Paris Haute Couture

The couture shows have begun. While I didn’t cover Paris Menswear(I was waiting for video which sadly hasn’t surfaced for many shows) I have all intentions on covering some of the couture shows and what better way to start than with Grandfather Dior?
For Spring 2011(I had a slight mixup on which season we were in on Twitter), John Galliano seems to have hit his stride with the Dior Haute Couture collections. For this latest collection, he’s kept the same general silhouette, one that will fit beautifully on the new Miss Dior Cherie, Natalie Portman, in her pregnant state, while changing the color palette and experimenting with a few tweaks in materials and detailing. Opening the show with runway stomper Karlie Kloss, Galliano evokes a strong, but beautiful aesthetic for the brand including a few sheathes and even some full skirts. The show only has me anticipating the rest of the week.

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COUTURE: Christian Dior F/W 2010/2011

Grandaddy Dior is FINALLY back! The last two collections were sooo ALIKE! They were so similar and I think I stated that. I was becoming very disenheartened with Grandaddy and John Galliano’s interpretation of his aesthetic. It seemed as if we were being given the same collection… just stuck back in the microwave. This collection, although it uses similar ingredients, DEFINITELY is new. Although the floral/gardener theme is still present, it is clear, that Galliano has again made Grandaddy relevant!

See the rest of our coverage and the collection below the clip
I felt so passionate about this collection that even though I couldn’t just copy and paste the pictures I was determined to have them. Because of that I had to go through and by hand, screenshot each picture and upload it. Think that I complained while looking at these garments? The horse theme that had previously been surrounded by florals is gone, and is now replaced by the garden. Each model was apart of this garden, most dresses, flowers. We’ll UNDOUBTEDLY see more than a few hitting the red carpets in the upcoming seasons.
It’s really sad that I saw those gloves and it was decided. Those gloves were… the decision making tool. Heck, I would go gardening if I was given those gloves. Okay maybe I wouldn’t, but I would walk around town and pretend that I did. And the dress below… HEAVEN SENT. Even Galliano, who walked out in a veiled boater looked stunning… It has been confirmed, whereas we may have thought Givenchy’s decision to change the way they did couture was signaling the end of things, this collection begs to differ.

FALL 2010: Christian Dior


Karlie Kloss opened the Christian Dior show in this leather cape, boots and sheer dress, and the out fit in a sense surmised the collection in terms of the range of materials. Although, when I did see the look I immediately though, Galliano is out of the history books! As the pictures began to flip through though I began to think has Galliano left the Dior archives and now on to the inspiration board for his own line? Whatever the case is, the pieces still are nice. From oversized knitwear, to boy caps, the idea that clothing must be tight to be sexy is sure to be contested. Oh and did I mention the Alice in Wonderland inspired hats?




See the rest of the show here

S/S 2010: Christian Dior


I love Granddaddy Dior as much as the next person but i have to be completely honest. The show had a variety of themes, Galliano sited “The Gibson Girl”, an equestrian leaning, as well as Charles James. That being said… I don’t see much different from the last Dior show. Maybe it’s just the Dior aesthetic combined with the fact that Mr. Galliano again held the show at the line’s headquarters… oh and the fact that the last show was staged with a backdrop of 4,000 roses and this year it was 3,000. Maybe it’s also the fact that lace was a major player in both collections and… so was the opulence of jewelry… They were very different collections… if you take out all the things I just said 🙂 I still love you though Granddad

See more of our coverage under the clip



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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week F/W 2010: Kickoff

You don’t know how much I’ve been waiting for this, and searching to make sure that I had in my Blogger cache, just the right blogs, so I would be able to get the pictures. I was desperate this morning checking the schedule, and then checking the clock, I even went so far as to pull up a Parisian clock, to see the local time. Then, I arrived at my Twitter to find,

womensweardaily:Marion Cotillard just arrived in a black dress – trailed by bellowing paparazzi – at Chrisian Dior, so the couture show can begin.

And rushed over to my Google Reader to be rewarded with this from THE SARTORIALIST.

I almost peed myself! But, because there wasn’t any actual show coverage, I held it. This is the beginning of the first, couture show if you check your schedule. So what do I do? I begin to research.

This post though, has been thought out since I saw the pictures for it last week over at Style Bubble. The couture designs were just what I would need to get the ball rolling on this series of posts.

The collection is called “Wound” and that’s what it had me when I saw it. For you conservatives, there’s nothing much to see here, but for anyone who is willing to go out into the artistic side of fashion with Marit Fujiwara(the designer), Susie(from Style Bubble), and myself, let’s go!

The only information that Susie provided us with about Marit is that “Marit Fujiwara is a BA Textile Design grad from Chelsea College of Art and Design.” That was not sufficient for me, so a simple Google run of her name, with a few clicks here and their brought me some more. Her commentary to the bloggers at Homework was, “To create a sculptural fabric, I am experimenting with the printing technique of marbling,in combination with embroidery,bonding and pleating. Applying these fabrics into fashion creates unusual and intricate fashion garments, ” when she presented her work June 20-24.

That was it though: No one else could give me more about the girl. I found her Facebook and Friend Requested but, that was it. On her IQONS account I could only find that she calls Rio De Janiero her home.

After that failed attempt I decided to stick with what I had! After reading reviews calling the line “Watercolor Couture”, “colorful moss over a treetrunk,” and a “reminder of rodarte,”. I’ve decided to let the amazing work speak for itself. I would like to point out though that the work is so tedious, and painstaking, that more than likely Marit, will have to udnersell it, becuase if sold for it’s true value, it will be something that we could only gaze at.

The color of the skirt and neckline in the picture that follows reminded me of the chocolate eclairs Mme. Quave fed us in the french honor society meetings. Or maybe they were puffs….

Detailing:


Detailing

And my personal favorite!!! With it’s accompanying detailing!