July 06, 2010

The Not-So-Secret Garden.

I am speechless. No, sorry, I am wordless. A few hours ago, I saw quite possibly the most flamboyant, luxurious, over-the-top, feminine catwalk, I have seen in ages. I just had to share it with you. Who am I talking about? Christian Dior fronted by John Galliano, as if you didn't guess!

So, to gather a few words from my 'wordless' brain, I want to share my thoughts about this Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn/ Winter 2010-2011 collection. I am sure that you have gathered from my 'wordless-ness' that I am totally in awe of this collection. From the Cone head (with hair obviously) hair-styles, to the alien style cellophane wrapped around the models hair, this garden themed show is a lesson in inspiration.

There was over-the-top ball gowns with loads and loads of tulle, there was red teamed with white, black and grey. Purple, strong blue, pink and black all came marching down the wanna be garden path, aka the catwalk. There was pretty, girly, flowery dresses, that would even win over the staunchest of black lovers.

There was cashmere, tulip skirts, high but beautiful heels in this show. There was ruffles, there was flowers. Nothing nicer than a flower, I say. Jessica Alba thinks this also, by stating that "I would be happy to be any flower in John Galliano’s garden." You know what Jessica Alba? I follow your lead!

If I am ever down in the dumps, I know that I will only have to look at this collection and be cheered up immediately. Oh Dior, Oh Galliano, I love you so. J'adore vous!

I am going back to my wordless-ness state to look some more at the collection. Like flowers in a real garden, I can't get enough of these man-made flowers in a very modern, exotic yet traditionalist garden.


Beautiful, Citric colours make for a very exotic garden.




A Tulip for a Tulip.


Beautiful, elegant flowers. Rosy-Posy.


Look at the detailing. Haute Couture at its finest.


Strong, dominant makes for a modern yet traditional garden.

What do you think of this Haute Couture collection?


Images from zimbio and CBSnews.com

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69 comments:

Lee Oliveira said...

Wasn't this one of the most amazing shows. I have watched it a few times already. The last pieces was a showstopper. This is why Dior is one of my all time favourites. They never disappoint.

LOx

My Republic of Fashion said...

Absolutely agree with you.SarahD:)

ilsteviewonder said...

I think this is amazing! The dresses are extravegant and well made! This is deff. a show! I'd love to be at this show anything that came out on this runway would be amazing.

CHANTELLE said...

i adore the tulle & the gaudy colours! hmmmm, a number of frocks were quite marvellous although a little too tacky for my liking!

E said...

I love how the colored cellophane lends to the candy-like confections of this collection.

Jessica Weingarten said...

Stunning collection and what an amazing review!
This is by far Galliano's best haute couture in a few years!

I love your blog by the way, following you now!

-Jess
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Nadine2point0 said...

SO SO beautiful and fantastical. Like a walk into a child's dream. I have HUGE respect for the art and construction of couture and I always love that the shock accessories can be stripped down and bit and John succeeds in providing us with wearable stunning pieces....eg. the tulip collection.

jemina said...

OMG, this is so otherworldly, of course I LOVVVEEEEEEEE, xoxo

Style Porn said...

I completely agree! This collection was so inspiring, so whimsical. It's everything fashion can and should be. A little make-believe will get us through the daily grind of our lives!

Sequins and Lace said...

I am your newest follower..this runway collection looks amazing, this would have been an amazing show to attend!

Eli said...

couldnt have said it better, haute couture at its finest

Leigh said...

Oh how right you are!! I am so inspired, the choice of colors palette is astonishing, love.. I am definitely going to have to mark for an illustration idea or two! :)

Elizabeth Faraday said...

wow! love all of the runway dresses! so colorful and gorgeous!

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Adrianna Traxler said...

I probably just looked at the collection an hour ago, and i was in total awe! I was just thinking how mind-blowing the collection was. I praise about Galliano to all my friends, because I find him to be so talented and so detailed oriented.

This is what makes me love Fashion

Closet Hound said...

My jaw literally dropped. I haven't had a chance to look at any of Couture collections, but omygawd, this is exquisite. Did it just come out? College has literally drained all my passion for couture show with its dreadful finals, projects, and midterms. This makes me want to revive that passion again. Omygod.

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Sharon

avalonne lou summers said...

Whoa every outfit is gorgeous and stunning. I love the flower print dresses! Those elaborate headdresses are incredible and those tulle dresses are to die for. I'm glad you felt the same way about the finals... ugh sad and disappointing.

J. said...

The colors are fab!

J. said...

The colors are fab!

Meg McCarthy said...

I adore the purple off the shoulder dress with the red bow, so stunning
Some of the models look like they're wearing gardening gloves lol :)
xoxo

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flower everywhere!!!
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Jonna said...

♥____♥ LOVE it!! x

kirstyb said...

wow so many colours xxxx

jamie-lee said...

Oh my, I saw this in the morning, and all I can say is wow. He really designed a collection that popped - I love how frothy everything looks. Just like bouquets of flowers or mountains of sweet treats

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Closet Fashionista said...

Sooo gorgeous!!! :D :D Also reminds me a bit of Wizard of Oz for some reason :D
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Charleston said...

wow, this is all so fairytale and magical x

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Fashion Butter said...

I totally was so into this. So fabulous!

FashionJazz said...

Wow these are amazing!!! I love it and I agree with you: ) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, have a awesome day xxx

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love it! I love the full skirts with bursts of color! It is so perfect for this summer.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

I find this post really spectacular...
Gorgeous!

Clare said...

It was so, so beautiful!

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x

Pop Champagne said...

I think the concept of this collection is neat and I love the fabric that was used on those tutus. Wow!

Leonie said...

Loving the post- and I agree, I am wordless as well!

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FFW-FASHION MANAGEMENT said...

fabulous, fabulous fabulous!!
BRAVOOOOO!

Carissa said...

two words : amazingly BEAUTIFUL!

naomemandeflores said...

A work of art! Amazing!

Kara Marie said...

wow that is crazy! thank you for sharing this! i would have never guessed this was Dior.
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Prutha said...

love love love it!!! all the hairdos, the volume and the colors!!

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johanna said...

I saw this actually I tweet about it. it's just PERFECT

Lottie said...

amazing!

Mar said...

I agree with you. One of the best Dior's HC by far. I loved the theme of the collection, all flowers and colour. Just fantastic! I can't wait to see who's the first celeb to wear one of those dramatic gowns!

Christie said...

Haha - love that we did a post on the same thing. Great minds think alike ;) Was DYING over this collection!

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riaj said...

galliano has always been such an inspiration, and i LOVE that last dress in the second row with the pink and purple!!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

absolutely amazing. galliano has a way of creating the most fantastical couture of them all. this is why couture is still alive, such an inspiration and galliano's aesthetic and vision for dior is simply breathtaking... so alive, so vibrant. thanks for sharing :)

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Beautiful! Loving rows 3 & 4...leaves me speechless!

Leia said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Speechless!!!

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Fashion Guerillas said...

i'm totally in love with the black orange one.
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Ddays Of Our Lives said...

This is definitely couture, nothing else to say, speechless

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

diors collection was crazy, i love it!

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Jammer said...

Ohh I love all of the colors! The tulip dresses are my favorite :)

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Elle Sees said...

the colors are too beautiful! like cupcakes.

Nubiasnonsense said...

omg these colors are out of this world. Amazing! I'm speechless

Adorngirl said...

its Mr Galliano, i don't expect anything less, but its still so inspiring that he is able to still create such amazing extravagant, almost pieces of art.

Alixanne said...

Really like the little cellophane head pieces, remind me of sweet wrappers! Thank you for being a follower, you can have a cookie! ♥

MarchMusings said...

A designer that still believes in haute couture-true genius

gorgeousclara said...

typical galliano, very creative

Taj Acosta said...

Magnifique! We needed something wonderful in fashion!

pixelhazard said...

GAH i know! It sort of reminds me of the flowerbomb adverts but more glorious!

PixelHazard

Style, She Wrote said...

I agree with Jessica Alba! I would love to don one of these amazing gowns.

tiana said...

this looks like an mazing show!! i love these photos

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commodestyle said...

Really luxe and fantastic!adore coulour magical!

knk said...

their hairstyles and dresses looks soo funny haha


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à la Modest said...

I saw these too just a few hours ago. I am in completely in love and just speechless. I want to make clothes like these!

PersonalShop said...

WAWWWWWWWWWWW!! amazing collection. I LOVE IT.
Bisous Bisous

Alexo said...

welll...ok. amazing show, a unique idea, but, honestly, the dresses are HORRIBLE

Marie Z. said...

Wow! Amazing collection! However how could you wear any of the clothes in Real Life? Still, the collection is an amazing piece of art!

TOPCOAT said...

This collection blew my mind! I am a huge fan of the Dior couture shows.. And this one went right into my top 3. I love the colors, and the main idea behind each piece.
This would have been amazing to have seen live.


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Fashion Fantasist said...

They are amazing!!! So bright colourful and blues busting!!!! Makes me very happy to see such over the top fashion during such a depressing economic time!! :) :)

xxx

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kellebelle said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! I love these pictures! OTT fashion is just what the world needs right now - a bit of cheering up and something to smile about :)

xx

Indigo said...

love this post, fab colours!!! x