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?