There are almost no words to describe the sheer joy that comes from hearing the phrase, “couture collection.” That being said, John Galliano has yet again exceeded expectations with his couture collection for Fall 2010.
In Paris this past week, Galliano’s collection for the House of Christian Dior blossomed quite literally onto the runway. With a vivid floral theme, models emerged in tulip-shaped silhouettes and breathtaking colors.
One look in particular featured a beautifully soft textured blazer in robin’s egg blue which displayed an exaggerated shawl collar. The waist was tied with a very unique gold belt and led down to a full black skirt with bubble hem. As if this ensemble were not enough to tempt the eye, the skirt also features a side embellishment of wonderfully realistic flowers in lilac and yellow. Another dress appeared in shiny black with a vintage, off-the-shoulder design and sheer overlay at the skirt which seemed to transcend into one large, pink petal. Worn with shocking pink gloves, this look was simply divine.
While many fall collections tend to feature warm, yet sometimes dull earth tones, this was certainly not the case in the House of Dior. A gown more vibrant than any exotic flower arrangement presented with a full length skirt shaped in tiny tiers of exquisite teal silk. The strapless bodice revealed a purple floral print and transitioned quite nicely with a large, artistic bow in neon yellow.
John Galliano is a true innovator with a mind that continually churns out pure magic. If not one piece in this collection of literal silhouettes and mind-blowing color tickles your senses, I would suggest an immediate medical consultation.