Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dior resort 2019


The esoteric equestrian theme for Dior resort 2019 is based on the escaranuza … the female riders that compete in Mexico’s version of a rodeo. The escaranuza riders also only wear garments of cotton or linen; simple, hard-wearing fabrics gussied up with fabulous embroideries and silver objects. Doesn’t it all sound so Dior ... so chic, so imaginative, and so pregnant with possibility, so well researched yeah .... well, guess what? .. In the hands of Mamamiameatball you get just one more ho-hum folly to add to the growing list of debacles that the brand has produced under her tutelage. 
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The clothes are either pedestrian, yawn worthy, J Crew-ish, more Valentino than Dior and pretty much just without purpose. Look on the bright side … Melania has finally found a collection satisfies her belt fetish with ones that start right under her boobs and extend up to about 6 inches in width covering the lower section of her rib cage, provided she still has those ribs. Then of course, there were the leather breast plates, her de rigeur transparency (nipples) and mukluks or rubber stable/paddock boots to polish off this extremely chic and sophisticated look ….. NOT!

  
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She has suddenly been taken with the Bar jacket or some watered down version of  that and seems to think  it is the perfect mate with everything  from shorts to khaki to tulle  but that is  her  demented idea of how one combs one of the richest fashion archives and retains the DNA of the brand. 
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Let’s return to the theme which upon researching one finds that these women generally wear sombreros; so one might imagine the possible  fabulousity that might have happened with that notion but la meatball turned sombrero into fedora ... makes sense yes? ..  Not to mention the somber color palette which surely looked drab and dull?   
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Then once again,  the models are made up to look as if they are not made up at all which suddenly might cast this sort of Sapphic aura over the collection, certainly some of these clothes would be much more appealing had they been shown as elegant and refined which is certainly more in keeping with the reputation of the brand  but  now  we have to make a statement about  empowering women AGAIN which at this point has become quite tired at best, if not overstated by now, hence no heels nor feminine footwear…. Each season we seem to get a new version of Dior Doc Martens.  To her credit though there were no tee shorts with words or phrases on them but I wouldn’t give that long before they return.
Olé might have been perfect or Olé Dior!!
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My mind wanders when Dior uses toile in this collection the pieces look as if they came from a bedspread and then I think of toile at Oscar de la Renta and toile was superbly elegant and feminine. Something is horribly askew with la mama and the heavy handedness she has brought to Dior. There is no point in my beating this dead horse as it died seasons ago soon after her appointment. 
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Saying that the brand has been tarnished is akin to saying that Maria Callas could carry a tune! Nuff said