Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2011

Video Retrospective: Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2004 by John Galliano

This truely is one of the greatest Haute Couture collections in history! Everything about it is perfect; it is impressive from the opulent shapes to the the terrific details. Each look is a firework and the theatrical show with the models strouting the like pharaos and posing like divas brings them to life.
Galliano`s play with proportions and volume is ingenious - earrings as large as shoes, skirts three times as wide as the waist and sleeves that touch the floor - THIS is Haute Couture; the artistic vision, the exaggeration, the perfect details and the perfect tailoring, all leading to a piece of pure beauty, born in the realm of fantasy, realized without the restrains of "practicability" or "wearability".

I hope the CEO`s of Dior are sitting in their archives crying that they let Galliano go. He IS the greatest couturier alive and there is NO replacing him! He must return to Dior. There is no other way.

What impresses you the most about this divine collection?

5 Kommentare:

The White List hat gesagt…

Very cool!!! And very vivid!!!

Heather Fonseca hat gesagt…

Very theatrical!

notanymore hat gesagt…

Well, having watched the entire collection, it is clear that it is based off of ancient Egyptian designs.

I'm always weary of collections based so heavily on cultural appropriation, as it can cause offense to the descendants of that culture. I would be curious to know how modern Egyptians reacted in 2004 to this collection.

I think designers have to be sensitive when they borrow as much from a culture as Galliano has here.

Fashion Abecedaire hat gesagt…

Great collection reflecting perfectly the spirit of haute couture nowadays: more about the show and publicity than the wearability. The show staging was flawless. I hope whoever takes over at Dior will have the same flair for the extravagant.

Unknown hat gesagt…

Great and inspiring video selection. Thanks for sharing!

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