Oh how we wish we were in Paris to see these couture confections in person. But we'll just have to settle for the internet with most of the rest of the world. The first pictures we're seeing look as delish as we expect from Mr. Galliano (showing at Dior's famed headquarters on avenue Montaigne) We can't wait to see the collection in its entirety but already we're liking the various states of dress (and undress, especially sans pants). And of course the hats. What are your first impressions?
Dior Haute Couture Fall 2011: Heritage and the Future
Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS--An explosion of green and blue lights--as well as a thunderous roar of music--signaled the start of the Dior fall couture show yesterday afternoon. Taking place inside a small tent at the garden of the Musée Rodin, the show officially opened Paris fall couture season. The streamlined stage décor--a simple sculpture by set designer Michael Howell, rather than a full on mise en scène like a maritime port or a tulip garden--was the first sign of a sharp break from the past. Indeed, the house was staging its first couture show without longtime designer John Galliano. But that was not all that had changed.