I see Dior as another Chanel-type, in its feminine cuts and beautiful details. But John Galliano’s strange self-style may be working to butcher the classic Christian Dior name, with his Spring 2006 Couture show for Dior.
The catwalk was a Fright Sight Show where fashion took a backseat—to a political statement of a French revolution that seems more like a Friday the 13th Horror Film Festival. With models draped in dark folds of fabric and covered in blood-red capes, with lights dimmed, it’s hard to see any style at all.
Even pricey pieces were ruined, like the pearls dripping with blood dye and spattered white leather pants (that bring up their own frightening thoughts).
I can hardly stand to look at—or display—any photo from this show, especially with models in gory make-up of zombie-dead eyes or in full white-face, and covered by eerie sheets of sheer cloth. Crosses further a dreary image.
At least the show ended with some humor; a goofy Galliano swishing a rapier sword, supposedly as a pirate, complete with that silly little mustache. Oh, please.
Yes, I have no thorough review of the actual styles, as I don’t see any true attempt at creating fashion garments, here. Of the stylistic pieces of which I can get a good view, they do not resemble apparel.
Thanks for the props, Almost Girl and Fashion Tribes Blog.