With Armani Privé I started the Haute Couture series here on Stylefrizz.com. A time of economic challenge requires a heavy dream backing or else…
Galliano’s collection for Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009 gives you just that – the reason to dream and the perfect wardrobe for that dream! The 39 models look every inch the dream-glamourama I always expected from the Haute Couture. (don’t miss the entire collection after the break)
Not hard-to-wear, the pieces are extremely feminine and look like ready for a fantasy wedding or fancy ceremony. The strong red pieces are that classic reminder of that classic sexy temptation pulling your spirit out of every possible recession.
Galliano himself admitted there might be a “credit crunch, not a creative crunch” so he pulled a Dutch-assorted salad of Flemish paintings and Dior inspiration with ruffles and crinolines. The grand finale dress (which I didn’t like so much because it looks so heavy both in color and texture) is more of a costume than anything else.
Not to overlook: Irina Lazareanu’s catwalk comeback – in one of the devilish red pieces. After a full season full break, Irina looks more interesting than ever.
Galliano’s Dior was also drawn by the metallic-magic, with (huge) floral details and royal head pieces. There was no lace chez Dior Couture Spring 2009, the catwalk dresses wearing royal embroidery details instead and/or floral (tulip for the most part) print details. Is Galliano true to the Haute Couture spirit with this new Christian Dior HC Spring 2009 collection? (photos via style.com)