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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

'I think I need more glitter and I think you need more lashes' - Dior at Versailles

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

extraordinary whimsy

Deja Pseu said...

Very cool. I've always thought of haute couture shows as theater, but this one really is art. Galliano really is a fashion visionary.

Toby Wollin said...

I have to say that this "show" was really what I think of as "costume" rather than fashion. I don't think anyone sitting there marked anything down and said to themselves, "Oh, I have to ring them up next week and order that dress - I must have that for so and so's event." There is no doubt that Galliano is incredible at what he does - the creativity, attention to detail, the historic and artistic references here. But I don't think this particular event really has a connection to what he does in terms of fashion -- it was a special "look at what I can do to commemorate the 60th anniversary". Now, having said that, I have to ask if those shoes were designed particularly to force the models to walk in that way? I really found watching them walk and have to deal with those shoes to be rather unnerving - I kept waiting to see someone fall down.

Anonymous said...

Galliano is a genius. I don't think his shows are about what to wear next season, it's about inspiration, art, style, fireworks.
I love his shows, but I can't imagine wearing any of his creations, least of all the shoes. None of the dresses seems to be made to "live in", you can't sit or run in them - they are just for walking slowly or standing.
And for being beautiful.
If I could choose between a dress by Galliano or Christian Dior, I'd go with Christian Dior.

brooksie said...

Toby...you're wrong. You can bet there were those who were like "I want that" and ordered it immediately, as they did w/ his other couture collections. Dior couture runs in the black.

jakjak said...

I watched that gorgeous display, whilst wearing my old tracksuit pants and my husbands t-shirt. I haven't washed my hair today and my nails don't know the meaning of the word manicure. I got to dream a glamorous dream, thank-you.

Toby Wollin said...

Brooksie - when I'm wrong, I'm wrong and if Dior couture runs in the black by selling clothing, then I'm damned wrong and I admit it. I just cannot imagine anyone ringing them up to order that costume that emulated the shepherdess in an 18th Century painting!!

Linda Grant said...

If I had the money and the figure I'd wear some of that stuff like a shot.

Phyllis said...

Penelope Cruz is wearing the red and gold coat in this December US Vogue - I lust after that coat!

Gorgeous Things said...

If I win the lottery, I'm going to purchase the black dress that Shalom Harlow wore on her first walk!