Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Christian Dior Fall 2008 Couture

Paris, June 2008

The Designer: John Galliano for Dior
The Theme: Fresh Couture—restrained and refined
The Inspirations: Combination of the indelible fifties inspiration of Lisa Fonssagrives (Dior mannequin and wife of Irving Penn) and that of the new model of French conservative chic, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
The Fashion World Consensus: a Dior very much under control and within the scope of reality with a touch of trademark Galliano perversity

Lisa Fonssagrives

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

What you'll see in the collection: big coats, wasp waists, nipped jackets, circle skirts, tulle dance dresses, architectural gowns cut from spiraling lace and jutting scrolls of crin. Mostly framed in black and white, with tints of gray, caramel, Parma violet, mint, and chartreuse to follow, the shapes traced familiar silhouettes. A nod to Dior's New Look peplum became a stiff patent hip-jutting belt with cross-lacing in the back, and a knowing acknowledgment of the basis of the hourglass silhouette came in a couple of see-through gowns with the corsetry fully on display. - Sarah Mower (style)

source and photos: style.com

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