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M.I.S.S. Couture Fall 2009: Christian Dior

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2009

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2009

Couture week in Paris kicked off on Monday and it’s been one gorgeous show after another – we’ll be giving you the lowdown on all of our favorites so stay tuned.  The first show was the Christian Dior Couture show designed by the charismatic John Galliano.  His couture collections for Dior are always very theatrical and this season the term “burlesque” may be more appropriate than “theater” as many of the looks involved varying states of undress.

“In this economic climate, I want to focus on the established codes of Dior: the Bar jacket, the panther, the lily of the valley,” Galliano said of his inspiration for the season.  Galliano does an impeccable job of bringing back Dior’s women of the 1950s gracefully gliding in “new look” pieces.  He took it really back to basics – starting with pretty underthings – they are the basis of all outfits, no? Imagine couture (and thus hand made) bras, corsests, tap pants and garters, girdles and stockings – ooh la la!

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2009

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2009

The lingerie as outerwear is at its most-sophisticated in this collection, and the plays on sheerness are right on trend for the Fall 2009 season. Many of the looks featured gowns with missing bodices, jackets with no bottoms – but all the models looked supremely put together. The collection featured a fresh invigorating palette of fuchsia, purple, yellow, and orange offset by neutrals such as black, white, nude and blush pink. Though more of a spring palette, I think the colors will serve to boost spirits in this dreary time. All in all, the collection is gorgeous and is a girly-girl’s fantasy – check out the slide show to see the rest of the looks.


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7 Responses to “M.I.S.S. Couture Fall 2009: Christian Dior”

  1. elledee says:

    Diamond encrusted bows? Chic lingerie? Derby hats? Barbie gowns? Birdcage veils? Excuse me, I need a hankerchief because I’m drooling. Make that a vintage lace hankerchief sewn by blind nuns in Switzerland to match the collection.
    Check out my review:

  2. Jenessa says:

    the makeup and hair was amazzzing! pat mcgrath and orlando pita deliver everytime. the corkscrew updos and defined makeup pulled together the playful color palette of the collection so well. i was gazing at pictures last night!

  3. ladylexx ladylexx says:

    It’s the most complete collection I’ve seen in a while. I love everything about it!

    I agree, Jenessa! The hair/make-up is tah die for!

  4. Isis Nicole Isis Nicole says:

    Can this be classified as a science or evolution of some sort. Like damn, what a beautiful creation of things

  5. Isis Nicole Isis Nicole says:

    work it chanel iman xo

  6. Dee dee says:

    the world is suffering from a pants allergy! lol

  7. Gee Gee says:

    I’m so glad this fall collection wasn’t entirely black! I am fanatically obsessing over these colors, they’re brilliant! The hats are amazing, the shapes, the floral prints! I heart this so much that I can’t even explain!


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