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.