John Galliano seems to be on fire for the past two years. Every season’s collection from Dior smashes my heart and drops my jaw even lower. Spring 2011 is Galliano’s salute to René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house’s most iconic imagery.

The graphite smears, pencil strokes and scribbles, erasure marks, and gouache washes of Gruau’s illustrations were duplicated in cloth and embroidery, used, said the designer, “in an illustrative way.”

review by Tim Blanks

The collection left me thinking what kind of job should one have to wear this dresses every day, ‘coz I definitely would take it.

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One Response to “dior-o-mania”

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