The latest Dior Couture Fashion Show in Paris (in the grounds of the Musée Rodin), was the first not designed by John Galliano in 15 years!
Christian Dior has became the first fashion house in living memory to present a Haute Couture Collection without a named couturier, following the sacking of disgraced British designer John Galliano. Instead, Bill Gaytten and Susanna Venegas, who are in charge of the fashion house’s design team, took the bow at the end of the catwalk show.
The 36 outfits were mixed with 1950s silhouettes and 1970s west coast hostesses to a ballgown-wearing Pierrot clown. The collection is very architectural, inspired by Frank Gehry, Jean-Michel Frank and the Memphis movement of the eighties.
Pastel organza layered skirts topped off with glossy cube-shaped headpieces… (not too crazy about that one..!), printed flowers created in relief from layers of handcut frayed organza and taffeta.. Other looks were based on the rose, a classic Dior emblem.
The loud colors resembles the current trend of color blocking but presented in a very playful clownish way with neon eyes by make up artist Pat McGrath.
There was speculation as to whether Gaytten will succeed Galliano at the helm of Dior. Backstage he only said: “I think most people would like that job.” Dior president Sidney Toledano told journalists backstage in a post-show interview that “Mr. Gaytten has done this collection, but he is not artistic director,”. “We are taking our time because we want to find a long-term solution, and many hypotheses are being explored.”
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Que pensez-vous de la Collection Haute Couture de Dior ? Etes-vous fan du look Pierrot le clown ? Personnellement, j’aime beaucoup le mélange des matières, les couleurs pastel et la légèreté qu’ajoute l’organza à tous ces looks!