Dior’s first Couture Show without John Galliano.

350x 1 300x196 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. 350x 300x199 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. Yesterday, on the opening day of the Paris Couture Week Autumn-Winter 2011-12 Christian Dior for the first time in 15 years had a Couture show minus John Galliano. 


10 getty 1937570a 182x300 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. 16 ap 1937563a 182x300 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. Bill Gaytten, Galliano’s assistant for 23 years stepped in to replace the maestro – and pulled off an impossibly difficult task with ease and canny sense of knowing what sells. In fact Gaytten took a dig at Galliano by stating that the atelier had spent time developing new techniques, rather than plundering archives.  14 ap 1937565a 182x300 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano.

Dior clown 1937692a 210x300 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. 18ap 1937561a 182x300 Diors first Couture Show without John Galliano. The collection started with a colourful, pop-art print with tutti-frutti embroideries on skirts and structured, embroidered mosaic-effect jackets before graduating onto romantic mille-feuille rose-petal effect taffeta fluttering ballgowns. Sydney Toledano, the boss at Dior gave Bill Gaytten a warm hug post show.

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