Christian Dior F/W 2011: Galliano’s Romantic Renegades

After the scandal came the show (the huge crowd seemingly oblivious to the rumoured boycot) and, while it may have been a swan song of sorts, few in the history of fashion can claim to have been as dramatic.

Rebels, renegades and lashings of theatrical romance have always been Galliano’s hallmark and his final collection for Dior was no exception to the rule. Mulberry and striking red fox fur, velour and satined midnight blues, victoriana cameo-choker detailing, Cavalier head-gear, and THOSE thigh-high boots.

 

Day-wear saw Bohemian highwaymen meet dashing Royalists in autumnal tweeds with a slightly fetishistic twist whilst the evening-wear swept in with elegant tiers of ruffles and ruching in bewitching black sheers to give beautifully bad boudoir appeal alongside candy floss creations that oozed saccharine savoir fair.


Gorgeous. Theatrical. Indelibly Galliano.

Head here to view the entire collection.

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Look du Jour: Dramatic Theatrics from Juli Santini

I had to share this gorgeous ensemble from Juli Santini’s Autumn 2010 collection…

The playful vintage theatricality and raw edged romantic styling is reminiscent of Meadham Kirchhoff’s gorgeous 2010 capsule line for Topshop, but with added boutique appeal. The dreamy golden-toffee taffeta jacket is simply stunning! I love the couture-esque detailing and those leg-o-mutton sleeves; 18th Century tailoring brought bang up to date with a nostalgia-inducing scalloped collar, striking Breton stripes and fussy layering. Brave and undeniably beautiful – this really is museworthy stuff!

To view one of my previous posts on Juli Santini click here, or, head here to view her full collection and find details on online stockists – she really is a wonderful designer and well worth a look!

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