John Galliano’s Spring 2011 couture collection for Christian Dior was an interesting mix of tulle, dégradé, feathers and painterly strokes of beading inspired by the work of illustrator Rene Gruau.
Monsieur Galliano began the show with a smouldering Karlie Kloss in a deep red ombre jacket and gradually faded out to muted pastel gowns.
Though I enjoyed the layered tulle skirts (who doesn’t love yards and yards of tulle?) and the elegance and glamour of the models makeup, the collection was a little disappointing especially after the creatively stunning Fall 2010 flora inspired couture collection.
Many of the silhouettes seemed clumsy, awkward and misguided (bubble hems?), the 50s inspired collection as a whole lacked cohesion and felt like something we have all seen many times before from Galliano.
What did you think of the Christian Dior Spring 2011 collection? Let me know in the comments section.