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)
Wow, a lot of those clothes are so beautiful! Its like he did a revamp on The New Look. I really like this collection. :)
Breathtaking. Especially those vibrant reds!
Of course a credit crunge is not a creative crunch! In my view it stimulates creativity and invention even more. At least for those who can and are willingly to do so, to build things up again. That makes this credit crunch very interesting for me.
At first I was very surprised after viewing this collection and said: “Wat tulpen? Delfts blauw?”
– “Tulips? Delftware?” Then I’d read Galliano was inspired by Dutch, not just Flemish painters and the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt and Vermeer are Dutch, van Dijck is Flemish, born in Antwerp, he died in England. (As you probably all know of course.) I’ve seen portraits by him in England in the old estates of Englands aristocracy. Unexpected, so very surprising.
Yes, a lot of these clothes are very beautiful. A mix between the old times and Dior’s New Look. But you know what? These clothes made me dream last night about a trip to see the work of Johannes Vermeer in New York, Washington, London and a few places more…. Johannes Vermeer, the painter I love the most. I love his work so much that it almost makes me cry.
Sorry, I got carried away as so often. I’ve had a bit fun too because the salmon coloured piece has the same fabric as my bedroom curtains! So if the credit crunch gets real hard I can be a Scarlett O’ Hara? I can dream can I? Because for us mere mortals that’s what Haute Couture is all about after all.
All these designs are gorgeous.
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