Christian Dior Fall 2009: Once More, With Feeling
>> The PETA protesters who haven't shown up much this season were out in full force outside Christian Dior this afternoon, brandishing bloodied pelts and yelling "Assassins!!" at the showgoers. Backstage, the models were feeling pain of their own — everyone's eyebrows had to be dyed blonde, and 200 hair pins had to be secured to their heads, causing some to cry and call their families and agents to complain. Inside, John Galliano took a trip to a faraway place — somewhere between Persia and the far East, sending harem pants, jumpsuits, medallioned jewelry, and even a bare bottom down the runway. The collection came in a rainbow of colors, and in between all of the exotic there was plenty of the commercial — as one Times UK twitterer put it, "Suits suits suits and the Lady Dior bag." Galliano said his intention was to restore a sense of fantasy to the world, but why does his Fall 2009 strategy — even the shoes — look so much like his fantasies of recent seasons past?