Monday, January 23, 2012

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012

The New Look is 2012. At least that was the case for today's Spring Haute Couture collection presented by Christian Dior. Although the house may still be without a permanent chief designer, Dior's acting creative director, Bill Gaytten, has tapped into the label's lustrous history to produce a rather glamorous collection for the newest season. With the presentation commencing at Christian Dior's 30 Avenue Montaigne salon, those present in the front row included Cameron Diaz, Karlie Kloss, and Bar Refaeli. Vividly seeking direct inspiration from Dior's revolutionary debut, Gaytten offers elegant a-line gowns and massive pleated dresses on cinched waists and figure-hugging silhouettes; a stark homage to the era-defining 40's & 50's looks of Dior. Although there was there an emphasis on tulle, organza, and chiffon, the atelier employed many uses of transparency throughout the collection to highlight the intricacies of artistry in haute couture. With archival referencing at its best, rooted firmly in ultra femininity, the house of Dior never fails to inspire with its signature aesthetic of opulent glamour.

View the entire runway presentation:

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