August 27, 2014
Wed 06 Jul 2011

Galliano-Less Dior Couture Show Fails to Inspire

lacked polish, restraint and clear vision,

  • It was as if Bill Gaytten — who took a bow at Monday's show, though Dior executives were quick to stress he has not officially taken over the reins at the house — were trying to prove his cultural erudition by shoving all those disparate influences into a single show
  • Such was the case at Dior's first show in 15 years without its disgraced former creative director John Galliano
  • When your collection notes read like an abbreviated history of the art, architecture and fashion design of the 20th century, you know you've got a problem
  • Four months after Galliano was fired, and with no successor yet appointed, it was with bated breath that the small audience of fashion insiders waited to see how whoever was filling Galliano's immense shoes would fare
  • Displays enter day two on Tuesday with shows by Chanel, Givenchy and Giorgio Armani — the man behind the clean, graphic gown Princess Charlene wore to the wedding that saw her transformed from commoner into Grace Kelly's successor as the princess of Monaco


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