Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This Is How You Do Haute-Couture part I


There is always a method to John Galliano's madness. Yesterday he kicked- off Paris Haute- Couture week by presenting his horticulture- inspired A/W 2010/11 collection for Dior at the grounds of the Musee Rodin in Paris.

The designer, who said that he was having a 'floral moment', drew inspiration from Christian Dior's cliff-top garden in Granville, Normandy. The dresses, all done in a dazzling riot of breathtaking and colourful fabrics, were made to look like upturned flowers and the layers of fabric resembled petals of orchids, tulips, roses, irises and hydrangeas. The looks were finished off with 'cellophane' headgear designed by none other than milliner extraordinaire, Stephen Jones.

At the end of the show, Galliano came out dressed as a gardener complete with a straw hat and a pair of lace up espadrilles. On closer inspection, you can see that Galliano is looking very gaunt. I'm wondering if it's the result of an extreme diet comprising of one cube of cheese a day....whatever it is, it doesn't suit him.

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