January 24, 2011

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture

I cannot, cannot even begin to articulate why and how much I'm HEAD OVER HEELS in love with the Christian Dior couture collection that came down a Parisian runway today. The collection is so Stepford Wife gone to the dark, dominating side of the Femme Fatale that I'm literally swooning over every single look. Or, maybe as Austin says, "It's like that movie Far from Heaven, but on fancy crack." Please, John Galliano, allow me to Vogue on the streets of the Marais or have a ridiculous tea party at Versaille in an American mid-twentieth-century vision of a grown-up Alice in Wonderland. The red and black pieces are so intensely moody and sexy, and I feel it's worth mentioning that I am not usually drawn to red! Like, genuinely sexy in a way that really, really speaks to me. I'm not going to continue to pontificate on the meanings of this collection because I'm pretty sure I won't do it any justice - so I'll just let the clothes speak for themselves.










All images via Style.com

30 comments:

  1. Wow, these pieces are beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, and so on. The red is indeed sexy, it reminds me of Cruella Deville just without the long cigarette (wouldn't consider her sexy though, haha). There's something about the blue that I LOVE.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. It is really sexy and I love the red lips!

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  3. This is what I love about Dior. He does feminine architectural pieces that are like no other.

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  4. Absolute perfection, flawless!


    www.curvestokill.com
    www.teerwayde.com

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  5. Wonderful! My favorite is the 1st one.

    xx

    S*

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  6. I want them all!!! they seems designed for me! I love, love, love this collection!!!!

    Lots of Love
    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh shit, these are perfection. Every last one.

    Jacqui
    Fat in a Leotard

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  8. This is such a beautiful collection! I am a big fan of all the massive tulle skirts!

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  9. I LOVE IIIIIT ;) CANT WAIT FOR SPRING ! lovely ...

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  10. not a massive fan of the colour but the pastel yellow dress is stunning.

    the man does shit with tulle that i didn't even know was possible!
    actually he does it with most fabrics, and he picks the most amazing ones too.

    last year is still a favourite but this is a close second.x

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  11. oh man Far From Heaven was my first thought as well! But fancy crack definitely takes it to the next level. ;) so great.

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  12. I love your line "Please, John Galliano, let me Vogue on the streets of the Marais..." - conjured up the most wonderful images of you prancing around in these swoon-worthy dresses.

    And wasn't it just ravishing? I couldn't stop smiling at each and every picture!!

    Briony xx

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  13. Wow. An amazing collection indeed. I thought the days of Christian Dior was over but with this cuture collection, I 'll take that back. I love every single piece. So feminine. Nikki thank you for sharing this. I love you even more for taking the time to show us these amazing designs. Great, varied and intersting blog.

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  14. Dior New Look 2011!
    The colors are just gorgeous.
    It's interesting because New Look originally came out after WWII and everyone was like "Yo, we don't have to ration fabric anymore, hurray!"
    It's kinda like Dior's thinking now: "Hey, we are totally over this war and recession and whatnot, let's make it the 1950's again!"
    And it's awesome.
    About time!

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  15. I have a soft spot for Dior. My wedding gown was designed by Dior. So it is kind of like a first love, you will always go back. I love the vision of Galliano and I ABSOLUTELY adore the coffret the victoire jewelry collection

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  16. Sam - good eye :) I also thought of the "new look." It's nice to see Galliano re-imagine it in Dior Couture terms.

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  17. Oh wow those ARE amazing! I guess you'd expect nothing less from Dior.

    The Cheeky Cafe

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  18. oh, I too did a post about this collection! It is so perfect isn't it? :)

    kisses
    thebeautylover.blogspot.com

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  19. Im going to the Venice Festival in March and this collection is now the entire inspiration for my dress! its heavenly.

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  20. Oh my goodness, those colors are TO DIE FOR.... that sort of inbetween color - a little taupe, a little powder blue - reminds me of the Romeo Gigli fabrics I loved so much back in the 80s. And the NECKLINES - that asymmetrical cowl is gorgeous. There isn't a single one there that I wouldn't want to wear, the ballgowns are ethereal. Amazing.

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  21. I LOVE IIIIIT ;) CANT WAIT FOR SPRING ! lovely ...

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  22. Dior New Look 2011!
    The colors are just gorgeous.
    It's interesting because New Look originally came out after WWII and everyone was like "Yo, we don't have to ration fabric anymore, hurray!"
    It's kinda like Dior's thinking now: "Hey, we are totally over this war and recession and whatnot, let's make it the 1950's again!"
    And it's awesome.
    About time!

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  23. Qubesys TechnologiesNovember 30, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    A visual treat for my eyes
    Hope to see christian jewelry collections from your side.

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