Saturday, 1 October 2011

PFW | Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012

Paris Fashion Week - Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 by Bill Gaytten -The expectations facing Dior's first pret-a-porter show since John Galliano's ouster were mixed, or maybe just muddled by the endless roundelay of succession  speculation that has turned the label into a fashion soap opera. Enjoy the Christan Dior Fashion Show at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea

A dressed-up mood ran through the entire collection, not simply the gazar and organza that so many of the outfits were cut from, but the classic New Look Bar jacket, modernized with a wider neckline; the Grace Kelly dress with the wrapped bodice; the orange-red silk and tulle dance number tied at the waist with a huge bow. And the evening section that closed the show felt like an immaculate parade of Hollywood legend Adrian's Art Deco gowns.

So the fact that there were no surprises, and no alarming swerves in any novel direction as this show took its course, meant Gaytten and his team acquitted themselves as well as could be expected under the circumstances. In fact, for those kinds of occasions where out-there fashion statements don't really work, there could be a plenty of saving graces here for the jolie maman and her daughter. The grown lady can nod to trend by wearing a skirt with volume under a jacket, the young girl with a need for a 21st-birthday party dress would look sweet in a rose-printed dance-frock, and, for actresses vying for pretty dresses for Cannes, there will be lacy, lingerie-influenced one to fit the bill.

'Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show'

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photography by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway
Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE


Shagun said...

Awesome editorial...Bill Gaytten has moved out of Galliano influence. This is elegant couture..with subtle seduction.Sheer cocktail dresses are soiree perfect. Red, organza lined, pleated dress is tres sexy. My fave are softly transparent, flowing gowns...stunning & uber glamorous

Shagun said...

I would like to add that Bill Gaytten is an extremely creative designer with a style,uniquely different than John Galliano...I love all his designs. They are glamorous, sensual & feminine..Lovely editorial!!!!

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