Friday, February 3, 2012

Christian Dior & I'm free

Christian Dior announced revenue over 1 billion dollars for the first time ever. Not too shabby for a company that went through a heartbreaking (for me, heh) scandal not too long ago.

Following close on the heels of their Couture collection and just before the upcoming Fashion Month, this prompted a close look at said couture collection. 

Now I'm a Galliano fan. Through and through. I was and kind of still am heartbroken that he's not with Dior anymore, because to me that was the pairing of my favourite designer and my favourite label. So I have a hard time getting used to someone else trying to fill his shoes, and I said my peace many times over that first couture collection where the best looks looked like cupcakes and the worst, like mumus. 

But this time, it's a different story. Gaytten learned a lot standing by John Galliano for 16 years, and he put it into practice in a clean, sophisticated collection that stands tall even by Dior standards. 


To me, Christian Dior is femininity, grace, cinched waists and sheer fabric. All of which was there. 

Wonderful neutral colour look on gorgeous Romanian girl Andreea Diaconu.

I loved it! Intricate florals, draping and asymmetry, neutral colours and splashes of red, loads of sheer fabric,  deconstruction and careful finishes all in one show. One great show. 

I wasn't feeling the final looks too much (see below) because of too much tulle, big overwhelming bow, etc. So Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012 wasn't a masterpiece, but it was beautiful.

What did you think? What was your favourite look? 

P.S. I'm done with exams! Can you tell?


  1. This is Haute Couture!

    ...maybe we can follow each others!?

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, it made my day..!

    I'm loving the neutral look you showed on Romanian girl Andreea Diaconu - the belt and gloves are divine...!

    Congrats on finishing your exams too, you must feel so happy & relieved to be done with them!



  3. The looks of the image 4, 5 and 7 are my favorites! They're stuning!

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  4. Such gorgeous collection! I am also stunned that Galliano had to leave Dior, but maybe it was for the better. I really like the simplicity and pastels incorporated in this new collection, and I think the last dress is pretty with all the chiffon and bows- just like a cake :)
    Thank you so much for following my blog! I am now following yours as well! It's nice to meet you! :)
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  6. don't we both love the splendour magic of Dior ? ;)
    how did you go for your exams Jo?? hope you aced them!!

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  8. wow, that's really interesting. I guess the scandal didn't affect sales. the pics you've chosen here are simply exquisite!

    thanks for your post :-)

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  9. Wow! Loving their skirts.

  10. Love Dior :)

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  12. Adore Dior!Always does amazing collections!

  13. Nice looks!

  14. Stunning! I would just die to be on the sidelines during one of these shows :) xxCat

  15. they are all so beautiful, i can't even choose one! thanks for sharing :)

  16. I loveee the first look! Great post!

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