Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture



John Galliano presented his Christian Dior Fall 2009 couture show from the Christian Dior headquarters salon in Avenue Montaigne in a similar style to what would’ve been used in the 1950s.

I loved the glamorous pieces from this collection, but I wasn’t excited about the way they were presented. It felt like a peekaboo show.

The tulip, sheer, bubble, tiered skirts were presented with cami’s, bras, corsets and bustier’s.

Ballgowns were also presented with bras and corsets.

Peplum jackets, blouses and tops were presented with pantyhose, garters, slips and stockings which means we have to do a mix and match mentally with the pieces which are individually breath-taking.

I was particularly drawn to the pieces with stunning embellishments.

The only thing pieces I didn’t like were the leopard prints and they remind me of a time when Sharon Stone used to wear them religiously.

Lingerie colours like nude, black, and cream were paired with fuschia pinks, bold red, lavender, lime, pink, chartreuse, animal prints, and orange.

Dior clients will of course be able to order jackets with matching skirts, skirts with matching jackets, or request sheer skirts to be lined.

I’m sure when we see these pieces on the red carpet they will be heavily modified.

Dramatic Stephen Jones hats, ladylike bags and fine jewels accessorized these looks.

Credit: Style.com

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Front Row At Christian Dior's Fall 2009 Couture Show

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10 Responses to Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

  1. Martin July 7, 2009 at 10:49 #

    Not the strongest Dior couture collection and certainly nothing ground-breaking here but certain pieces were absolutely stunning.

    I found some of the daywear (including the red dress and the acid yellow jacket and blush tulle skirt above) quite beautiful and two of the ballgowns in particular – the baby pink dress with an intricately folded bodice and high front opening that revealed the model’s undergarments, and the gown in which the voluminous, swirling skirt seemed to be held up by black suspenders – amazingly beautiful and accomplished.

    I liked the presentation of the show (with the obvious presence of the undergarments), given that Galliano chose to show in the Dior salon. I didn’t think it was sleazy or sordid, but was intended to give the impression of Dior couture clients casually parading around the salon, partially undressed, as they tried on their beautiful and fantastical garments. And what gorgeous clothes these were.

  2. robbie July 7, 2009 at 11:40 #

    i love this collection but it doesnt really seem like the typical dior couture collection. personally i think this collection has dita written all over it! i absolutely LOVE the shoes though *droooooooools*

  3. ber July 7, 2009 at 12:43 #

    This collection has an 80’s vibe. I found it a little disappointing, but it has some nice pieces.

    • Ally July 7, 2009 at 13:19 #

      Completely agree about the 80s vibe and I HATE 80s vibe. So, I’m not a fan of this Dior collection. I like the last skirt and think it could be modified into a beautiful gown, but that’s about it.

  4. Hannah July 7, 2009 at 15:47 #

    I actually think this was a decent idea, to show the skirts and jackets as separates, because these pieces really are the center of any stunning outfit; putting them together would just be too much. When presented like this, it’s easy for different styles to all think “I could really wear that with ___”.

    The 80s thing, however, I just don’t understand.

  5. LolaSvelt July 7, 2009 at 16:04 #

    I don’t like this other than the fourth dress. Everything else looks like high class prostitute attire!

    • Fashion Critic July 7, 2009 at 16:05 #

      I’m glad someone had to the guts to say this because I didn’t.

  6. cari July 7, 2009 at 19:16 #

    i imagine chloe sevigny having a field day with this collection.

  7. Mida July 7, 2009 at 23:30 #

    When you go to the Saab show tommorrow..please take as many pictures as possible!?!!? Models atmosphere….EVERYTHING!

    • Fashion Critic July 7, 2009 at 23:58 #

      sure no problem :)

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