Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HAUTE COUTURE... CHRISTIAN DIOR/John Galliano

Another season, another reason for doing the spectacular…and once again, Mr. Galliano has dipped into the archive of Dior and this time pulled out the “New Look” as seen through the eyes of Rene Gruau, Dior’s illustrator of the 40’s and 50’s. These are the times when the likes of Barbara Hutton, Millicent Rogers and Mona Bismarck populated the house of Dior and were at the vanguard of style. This Spring, Mr. Galliano has once more tested the limits of the Dior ateliers and once again accomplished what few will ever even hop to dream of. The pale palette and the arresting shapes are really beyond verbiage…they are confections of glamour, technique and design that very few will ever come close to during their careers.