July 5th, 2011
Fashion News, Fashion Show, Show Review
Show Review: Christian Dior Fall 2011 Haute Couture
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

For the first time in 15 years, Christian Dior’s Couture show did not feature designs by John Galliano. Designer Bill Gaytten and his assistant Susanna Venegas took the reigns with an exuberant runway show inspired by Marie Antoinette gone 80’s glam.

A bevy of floor length dresses in a kaleidoscope of colors flounced down the runway, along with whimsical dresses in bold prints. Bubble gum pop pencil skirts and pastel colored cropped jackets were featured as well.

Full pleated skirts channeling the 60s-style era set the tone for the collection, along with dresses layered with candy colored stripped tops reminiscent of  licorice and cotton candy treats.


For makeup, artist extraodinaire Pat McGrath went for bright and bold with eyebrows laced in block neon shades of bronze and aqua-green, along with metallic blue and pink eyes and lips.

The chiffon gowns embossed with carnation style details mirrored a fanciful midsummer night’s dream.

From the eclectic head gear to the eye-catching bohemian style dresses and cascading ball gowns laced with candy tired detail,  the 80’s vintage era dominated through out the show, and reigned supreme in Dior’s world.

What do you think of the collection?

Image Credit: Style.it

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23 Responses to “Show Review: Christian Dior Fall 2011 Haute Couture”

  1. zimbabwechic says:

    You can definitely tell Galliano is no longer at the helm…. This new direction is very boring

  2. carrie says:

    I like it, very colorful with simple shapes and lines.

  3. sun.kissed says:

    No. Looks like fashion student art projects.

  4. Cmoni says:

    whimsical with explosion of beautiful color…
    A definate change of direction..Galliano had more intricate designs

  5. LawyerChic says:

    Makeup by Ms. Pat Mcgrath of course…I’m so in love with her!

  6. ANGELA says:

    uh…they better get Galliano back…these looks are old and contrived!

  7. Corve says:

    Sheena rocked it.

  8. Mae says:

    You can tell its designed by ppl who haven’t designed in a while or at least lack a particular finesse. Not convinced, this isn’t cohessive. Art is Art, an artists behavior &/or personal opinions shouldn’t be allowed to affect or detract from their true talent. I get it’s business & there’s a product to be sold but… A product won’t be sold if it lacks a desired essence. Michael Richards may have went off but I still giggle at Kramer. Mel Gibson might be a bit batty but I still enjoy watching Lethal Weapon. Some humans are simple though & will still purchase due to brand name.

  9. Sticky-n-Sweet says:

    Umm yeah no.

  10. bb says:

    Unfortunately, these designs are not the type I would usually favor as I am a minimalist. Maybe this would work for someone who loves bright colors and dresses with plenty o-fabric, a la Rihanna. Despite his personal views, based on this collection alone Galliano is hands down the better designer.

  11. They are very colorful with a simple shapes and lines.

  12. uneek says:

    very coll theme. i honestly think that this is something nicki minaj would wear strait from the run way!

  13. ICY_TWAN says:

    It looks like they are designing for the circus . John Galliano. Designer Bill Gaytten and his assistant Susanna Venegas probaly laughed like when will the joke be over and they will call him back. Dior needs Galliano bad.T he should have just made him apologized to the people his disrespected and moved on

  14. drgoddess says:

    I am more so amazed at the makeup here than the outfits

  15. K says:

    Dior should call Galliano back before it’s too late. At the end of the day it’s about what designers design and not what designers think.

  16. Maryse says:

    No, no and no! I do not see the sense in this. I know fashion is art, but they took it on step too far. Haute couture is often seen as something that people that are not millionaires cannot buy, but when I see this I am glad to pass this one. Racist or not, John was good in what he did!

  17. Gemini says:

    @ sunkissed

    You are so right! on that one it does look like student art projects. LOL I am very disappointed isn’t this suppose to be top designer quality??

  18. Pattie says:

    Galliano is a racist SOB but the man can design. This right here is not the business. Dior needs to realize they need Galliano and Galliano needs Dior. They work well together. Make him take some anger management classes and get some counseling and hire him back. If this is the new direction for Dior then thus begins the fall of Dior.

  19. Dwaine says:

    I’m sad to say but I think its hideous.

  20. Lisa says:

    Makeup= Yes!!!

    Clothes= Hell No!

  21. fabdoc says:

    Ah Dior ,what is this? Anna Wintour cover ur eyes please

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