Christian Dior Couture 2005/06
Spectacular is the word; nobody can deny that John Galliano didn't pull all his plugs today. Celebrating 100 years after the birth of Christian Dior, Galliano had set up the show as though it was set in Christian Dior's childhood home in Granville, France. In comparison to last year's couture collection - the emperor Napoleon theme vs Mary Quant - Galliano had this year focused majorly on the true spirit of Christian Dior's original appearance pieces. Corsets - tick. Tulle - tick. Cinched-in waist lines - tick. Tick, tick, tick. The show covered everything from gothic black to purest white, and a large section of amazing vibrant colours. So, did the show really deliver that 'arresting 1947's New Look' as it was described as? Well, all we can say is bring in the gramophones, give us Humprey Bogart and we're all set for the scene.