Christian Dior: A Circus Of Couture

Jul 5, 2011 By Amy

Fire-eyed glamour, flowery fetes, and Parisian chic are themes we’re used to seeing from Christian Dior Couture and their former creative director John Galliano, but their newest collection sans Galliano left the fashion crowd scratching their heads. Taking the reigns over designing the collection was Bill Gaytten, Galliano’s former assistant (now studio director), and assistant Susanna Venegas. Surprisingly neither of these designer names have been on anyones lips as potential creative directors for the brand.

Gaytten took some risks with flamboyant prints and shapes along with some exuberantly large dresses- especially Karlie Kloss‘ closing number above. The couture looks clearly have a much more youthful look, but that’s not always a good thing; think about the mature audience would potentially wear the pieces, I don’t think they want to dress like Katy Perry.

The collection was far too Galliano influenced, an aesthetic the label and its followers may be wanting to do away with…perhaps that’s why they haven’t been mentioned as replacements? It’s clearly time for something new that doesn’t fall along the lines of a modern couture circus.

I suppose this is a sufficient showing until house can get itself together, but why should a high fashion luxury brand even have an interim collection?! Shouldn’t this designer game be over already?

[via WWD]

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