Show Review: Christian Dior Fall 2011 Haute Couture

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?

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