March 9, 2011

Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2011 RTW

You've probably already seen this collection more times than you could wish, but you just can't ignore it.  This collection unexpectedly became a solemn tribute to Galliano's work at Dior, and it silently summed up everything that Galliano has created for the house.  Every  Dior show starts off with a dramatic entrance, and it was no different this time as Karlie Kloss trailed down the runway in a sweeping cape and a hat covering her eyes.
This look summed up the coming looks: a mysterious woman heading out under the moonlight for a romantic rendez-vous.
The colour palette then lightened up to reveal the woman's life during the day.  No longer mysterious, but rather fun and flirty.  The lush fur and brooding hats were kept to add a dash of elegance and glamour to the lightly Bohemian looks:
Then we saw this Dior woman in the evening, decked out in dark and sultry loungewear, waiting for her lover to arrive:
The garments once again lightened up into wispy, ethereal dresses that softly added to the surreal environment that had gripped the audience from start to finish.
Julia Saner, having the last walk, blew a delicate kiss towards the cameras as she reached the end of the runway.  It was a simple, sweet and heart-wrenching farewell to the master.
The gathering of Dior's seamstresses and craftsmen in lieu of the designer's usual runway saunter brought the emotional audience to their feet, in a history-making moment of solemn celebration.
There were 62 looks in total, and as each look went by, never has time felt so fast.  I wanted to slow each model down, revel in all the outfits that were so quintessentially Dior, and prolong the time before the end when we would all have no other choice than to finally say "good-bye".

I highly recommend you read a fantastically poignant review by the equally fantastic writer, Tim Blanks, here.

Watch the entire show here.

Image Source: Style.com

23 comments:

  1. oh man.. those dresses are amazing.. i really love all the romantic chiffon/sheer/lacey looking ones.. so dreamy and gothic.

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  2. Stunning images!

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  3. seeing this collection makes me even more sad about the recent events with Christian Dior. Cant really deny that Galliano is one very talented man and this collection is absolutely fantastic. I really hope they can get past it all.

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  4. fun and beautiful clothing! though more like costumes than everyday wear. guess that's what makes it so special! love the fur, and the hats and the capes!

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  5. You yet know what I think....However I'll never be tired to say this collection is wonderful ;D
    I read the review on Style.com and you're right it's really interesting as almost all the review on that website ;)

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  6. wow that is quite the collection, seriously. thanks for posting it!

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  8. Wow, such a gorgeous collection! It's sad to think that its the last one by Galliano
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  9. I actually hadn't seen the line, so glad you posted about it! The designs are quite stunning, and poignant given the timing of all that has happened.

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  10. Despite everything, you can't deny Galliano is talented! The look coats in the first looks look gorgeous.
    And all the dresses are all so pretty.

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  11. I am OBSESSED with this entire collection! Then again, it's Dior, so I'm not surprised. LOVE!! :)

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  12. I just love the bohemian look...well all of it really! Sherin is right, you can't deny his talent. xx

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  13. the colors and everything are seriously gorgeous. i still stand by the decision to fire galliano, but again (as others have said), you can't deny how brilliant he is

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  14. One of my favorite collections from PFW. I love the cape and the other outerwear. The flirtier dresses are very chic as well. It's so sad knowing this is the last we'll see of Galliano's work in a while.

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  15. So tragic what happened. I like this collection very much, but felt a little uneasy watching it I guess, the press gathered outside, the finale etc. When the palette changed I really sat up and took notice.

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  16. It was hard to watch the collection but the collection is amazing! So Dior and such masterful details! I just can't believe that John Galliano won't be there anymore as the clothes are so synonamous with his name. xxoxooo

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  17. Gorgeous collections!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment!<3

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  18. The best collection i have seen so far! Loves it! XOXO

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  19. I love this. Dior is the real deal!

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  20. the dresses and coats are amazing! Soo nice :)

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  21. I love the hats and the sunglasses,
    this whole collection is perfect

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  22. i loooove this collection! so colorful, but yet so elegant and warm, for a cold winter... perfect!

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