John Galliano started his Christian Dior Spring '10 show with a literal bang as gunshots and theatrical screaming laid out the framework for his film noir-inspired collection. Set against a gritty, warehouse scene, models with wavy tresses and red lips strutted down the runway in an array of sensual, lingerie-like silk gowns, camisoles, peek-a-boo lace dresses, silk shorts, and and beaded gowns. His ode to '40s Hollywood glamour continued with sharply tailored trench coats — a staple then, a staple today — tiered skirts, corsets, and I even spied a couple of ankle socks paired with sky-high sandals. So Fab.
To add a modern touch to his throwback collection, Galliano paired jackets with leather pants and leggings. Bows, beads, and vibrant sheer organza also injected an interesting flair while multicolor floral prints and gold lamé struck a chord for those in need of extra pizazz. It was all so dramatic. There's a reason I will never tire of Dior.
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