Before the Christian Dior Fall 2010 presentation started we saw lightening, heard the crackle of a thunderstorm, plus the stomping hoofs of a horse, which instantly lead me to believe we were going to be treated to jodhpurs, horse riding gear and top hats.

I was right.

John Galliano infused the equestrian theme with light floaty mini dresses and ruffled chiffon gowns which I hope are Oscar bound.

These gowns were everything we’ve come to expect from the house of Dior: romantic and oozing with French femininity. They were sheer showing off the beautiful lingerie underneath.

Or were they lingerie. The line between outwear and underwear becomes finer and finer as Look 4 appears to be lingerie paired with a rich burgundy leather coat.

We saw many other leather pieces which were presented in burgundy, brown, orange. I loved the tan leather pants.

Most celebrities and Rachel Zoe “ooh” and “aah” in the front row at their favourite pieces. Charlize Theron had good poker face, because she gave away nothing.

I guess because she at that point she had already picked out her Oscar gown.

Thigh-high boots were paired with many looks in this presentation, and if they weren’t paired with boots they were paired with thigh-high socks.

Shoeblog.com has a full run down of the footwear from this presentation.

You have to watch Galliano taking his bow at the end. So theatrical as you would expect. Loved his performance as much as the show.

Anna Dello Russo arrived late at the Dior presentation.

After the show started I realised that she was kneeling on the floor to watch the show.

I love her even more now. Fabulous and down to earth. What a great gal.

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