04 October 2010

PFW S/S '11 Report: Christian Dior

There are certain things you come to expect (and look forward to) from a Christian Dior show - one of them being the starry crowd; Kate Moss made it her first Paris stop and was joined by cutie Rachel Bilson on the FROW.  The hottest models are of course, also present and hamming it up on the catwalk - Karlie Kloss opened the show with a camp salute to the photographers. The other expectation is that designer, John Galliano, will glamorously whisk you to a place far far away that has inspired him for the season's collection. This time we were transported - most likely by an imaginary 1940s party boat - to the South Pacific. Destination? A (super-sexy) naval base - the catwalk even featured a cute mini-pier. And last but not least, no editor can help but crack their serious exteriors and get a little silly over the will-he-won't-he finale walk from Galliano. This time, in full Napoleonic style naval attire, a very svelte looking John - complete with pigtails - gave a sashay so fierce it'd scare off any potential divas in the house.

But apart from our usual fulfilled expectations, what really stood out? Here are our top five moments:

The OTT evening gowns. Yes they'd be just as suitable for a rumba on the Strictly dancefloor, but we like the in-yer-face tropical colours, thigh slits and generous scattering of sequins.

The Bettie Page 'do. Coiffed mini fringes - how do we get one please?

The rope drawstring duffle bag. Casually slung over the shoulder of a chiffon flirty frock. Now that's a stylish stowaway if we ever saw one.

Extreme cat eye sunglasses - in scarlet and aqua - these will certainly jazz up a summer look or two.

Sailor pants! So whilst we maybe wouldn't wear the matching sailor hat (sorry Stephen Jones) Dior's navy blue, high waisted button front wide leg trousers are oh-so-flattering.
 
by Hannah Almassi in Paris


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