So… what did we think of the Dior couture offerings? All eyes are on the French fashion house after Galliano’s famous ejection from the fashion house a few months ago.
The good people at Dior are deliberately making a statement by pointedly referencing the work of Marc Bohan, who helmed the brand from 1961 – 1989, sandwiched neatly in between Yves Saint Laurent and Gianfranco Ferré.
In terms of intent, I think that this collection falls a little bit flat. Even though the collection is based on the work of Bohan (and the silhouettes really do echo his Sixties/Seventies work) it smacks of Galliano. It’s like coming home to your boyfriend to find the bitch next door’s perfume still evaporating on his shirt. The way that Bohan’s work is cheekily referenced, the quirky details, the vintage aesthetic, even the cat eye/red lip make-up combinations. It’s so Galliano, and specifically Galliano, not just Galliano at Dior.
You can’t fault the work done at Dior – the craftsmanship is routinely perfect as ever.
The designs… perhaps not so much. The waters are muddied slightly by all the tumult that Dior has gone through.
What do you think?
Photos by Fashion Gone Rogue
P.S I’ve done another post for RTE’s Red Radar blog and I’d really appreciate it if you gave it a click! It’s all about my fashion memories as a young ‘un so if you’d like to see a pre-adolescent passport picture of me, well, you know where to go…