Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dior Haute Couture Joy

Playing it safe in the global recession, Galliano decided to delight antique dress fans like myself - and fans of pretty, feminine clothes in general - by taking inspiration from the golden age of Christian Dior in the late 40's til late 50's for the latest Dior Haute Couture collection. He even held the show inside the label's own house in Paris just like it would have been held at that time (think Funny Face or How to Marry a Millionaire).

Lagerfield went with B&W for his S/S Couture collection and I saw today that Elie Saab has gone completely white for his A/W, so I'm so pleased to see Galliano reveling in colour. The artistry, the cut, the details ... everything is making me swoon and I keep clicking on the slide show images over and over again to sate my hungry eyes. I've got to admit I'm not that fussed on the juxtaposition with the vintage inspired lingerie - the corsets and evening skirts are okay, but not so sure about the jackets and petticoats - but I appreciate that he is trying to mix things up a little.

Anyway, here is a selection of some of my favourites.

Fingers crossed I see something along the lines of this frock make an appearance at the Globe's or Oscars this year.

I'd love to see Marion in this.

Bubble skirts make me happy.

Marion would look great in this ... and Cate B as well.

And speaking of Cate did anyone else see that my bestie made a much longed for return to the public sphere this week, attending the Armani Prive show and supporting one of her real life besties (as opposed to desperate, sad unknown ones like me)? Obviously she looked flawless, but did you see who she was seated next to in the front row?

Megan Fox's posing would suggest that she honestly thinks she is Marilyn Monroe. My betrothed calls Megan out for too much plastic fantastic. I'm calling her out for seriously bad make-up and for thinking she deserves a seat beside one of the greatest actresses of our time.

Or maybe I'm just jealous.

1 comment:

Genevie Caren said...

no i agree with you - as much as i like transformers, and as much as i think megan fox is gorgeous, she kind of bores me to death