Sunday, January 29, 2006

HAUTE COUTURE spring 2006 | Christian Dior

Flashback : Christian Dior haute couture autumn/winter 2005/2006.

John Galliano's at it again.

It seems the ghost of fashion past is not this Madame Dior character he envisioned last season, but deconstruction - and I daresay, not in a good way.

Though his previous collection that I'm referring to was haute couture, it seemed to be full of references already seen in ready-to-wear collections from other designers (Gaultier, Margiela) beneath its highly polished surface which didn't really do much more than present a nice little package - no questions. Just pre-packaged responses. Blah. Been there, done that. And better.

Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring 2006

Post-Gaultier bustier meets axe wielding murderer, post killing spree.

Christian Dior Haute Couture, spring 2006.

Then there's the addition of tops as bottoms.

Where's the spectacle, John? This is just about one step away from a bloody funeral. (pun not intended.)

Might I add that the make up really doesn't do anything to help the collection out of this gory rut. They're more comical masks than anything else --- I don't think the albino look is working here.


Anonymous cherryripe said...

There's no doubting Galliano's genius. But sometimes, i fear, he strays too far into the eccentric zone. Or maybe this comment is a reflection of my ignorance. ;-P

03 February, 2006 16:05  
Blogger A dreamer said...

The clothes are like an opera.
Drama Drama Drama.
I agree on the albino thing though. It's scary.

25 January, 2008 07:48  
Anonymous Holden said...

He's doing exactly what he should be doing. He's provoking emotion, whether its drama or horror, it still does what its supposed to. Two thumbs up.

30 April, 2008 10:13  
Blogger M Paris said...

i like the dior flashback...check out those eyebrows!

13 February, 2009 13:46  

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