The Paris Fall 2009 Haute Couture shows began yesterday and though I wish I could’ve been there, I am glad I was born in an era where I can still see everything as if I was.
I always keep up with John Galliano for Christian Dior designs. They tend to be whimsical and fantastically over-the-top and full of the type of fantasy I wish we could inject into our everyday life.
Yesteryday’s Christian Dior Fall 2009 Haute Couture show was no different. Though a bit more subdued as Galliano chose to go back to basics, it was nice to see much more wearable pieces than usual. Corsets and full skirts, ball gowns, tailored jackets and enormous hats that I dare say, perhaps only the Parisians could pull off, graced the floor. The looks came in cheery non-fall-like colors like fuchsia, red, yellow and orange and were absolutely captivating.
Interestingly, Galliano chose to send out his models only semi-dressed, allowing the focus to fall on the construction of his pieces, though it’s impossible not to notice the handmade underpinnings that accompanied the looks. Stockings, garter belts, slips, bras and girdles were paired with tailored jackets, ballgowns and sheer dresses.
Perhaps due to the economy, or in efforts to create more of an intimate experience, Galliano chose to show his collection in the salon of Dior’s Avenue Montaigne headquarters.
I heart pretty much all of these looks…enjoy!
It seems everyone these days is channeling Lady Gaga’s penchant to run around town pantless, but I can see how the jacket is a strong enough piece for it to be admired on its own. The embellishments and bright, cheery color remind me nothing of fall, but I love how feminine it is.
This orange skirt is adorable. Though before leaving the house, I’d pair it with a nice blouse.
This purple swing coat is darling and I love the nude shoes too.
Loving the full sheer skirt
This look is just plain hot. Love the jacket. Love the cinched. Love the gloves and even the stockings too.
Another look I’m feeling.
One of my favorite looks. Hi pretty skirt and blouse! Please get in my closet now, thanks.
Cute jacket and swingy skirt. Very work-chic.
It’s true L-O-V-E.
I wouldn’t do the hat, but the dress, yes please! Very classic and I love Galliano’s take on the bubble hem.
Barbie pink skirt! It looks like cotton candy, though my eyes are set on that corset, love it.
Not because I’m particularly crazy about it, just wanted to showcase the craftsmanship of the gown
This very much reminds me of a gown my Barbie would wear.
I kinda like, need this. Totally need it.
Ending with a fantastical frock suitable for a Princess, Barbie or a wedding for that matter. I could use this one too…
Love the colors–especially the orange.
I agree fun colors.
I wish I had fabulous places to go so I could wear some of these amazing dresses…not that I could afford them.
lots of color! very nice stuff. i thin its funy how the undergarments are showing – in real life, maybe that part doesnt work.
Love the feminine stockings, garter belts and girdles. The perfect new look for changing times. Love dressing up in such quality, refinement and style.