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2008 Fall Couture: Christian Dior

The couture shows have begun in Paris. Now that we've seen the relaxed resort collections, I'm ready for drama, drama, and more drama. John Galliano's theatrics touched every aspect of his production: the clothes, the shoes, the makeup, the models, the celebrities. While last year brought bright, bold hues such as red, purple, and fuchsia, this year's palette was rather tame in comparison.
Pastel pinks, greens, yellows, and lilacs made their way onto ever-dramatic silhouettes. Origami shapes, crochet, ruffles, tulle, pleats, chiffon, and sequins are all part of this year's outstanding couture cast. While the colors are subdued, the footwear is anything but. Feminine clothes are contrasted by dangerous caged platforms with metallic triangle heels. Another fitting accessory is a '20s-style cloche hat in leopard, leather, and studs. As well, protruding corset belts have taken on new meanings. Be mistaken not; this collection may utilize pastels, but it's not fit for the chipper Church-goer. Nay.

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Mintie Mintie 8 years
If I had the money, I would spend my life in Galliano Couture!!
Jenny86 Jenny86 8 years
I think Galliano stepped up his game, since last time. However, my favorite couture show was when he had the Egyptian theme going on.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
These are simply amazing! I loved the "origami" look of his collection last year, but this is equally gorgeous. I might even like it better!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Wow. Impressive. I love it. The statement is very "Look at me. I am Fabulous." It's over the top, and it's done well.
PinkTulip PinkTulip 8 years
I can see how some of these gowns could fit in classic movies, worn by Grace Kelly or Ava Gardner....
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
how can you not love Galliano
Auntie-Di Auntie-Di 8 years
They make me say WOW!
feroshacoutura feroshacoutura 8 years
This is my favorite Christian Dior Haute couture thus far. Fabulous!
vlada vlada 8 years
Really nice change from the gaudy/tranny collections he's had recently.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
he is one of my favorite designers, and this is why. I love how he creates incredible, over-the-top, couture pieces, and then always include some that could totally be worn every day (like that amzing metallic jacket)...
emalove emalove 8 years
Amazing.
duchess208 duchess208 8 years
John Galliano is a genius and beyond amaaaaazing.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Couture is so fun to look at...like pieces of art.
Karen0193 Karen0193 8 years
galliano is brilliant
tulipsc tulipsc 8 years
wow...that's such a dramatic dress...I love couture, but it's not something that you can wear everyday; however, it's a wonderful feeling just look at them
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