A change in the creative department of a fashion house can lead to controversies and even to a sudden rise or to a tragic fall of the brand. In the case of Christian Dior we have the privilege to witness a new phase of the success story of this world-wide known and admired powerhouse. Bill Gaytten is the mastermind behind the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2012 collection which adopts a classy and more elegant approach towards modern and old time favorite style trends. The style guru who replaced John Galliano proved his originality when it comes to re-elaborating and re-inventing the legacy of the Dior brand.
Undoubtedly, there are no surprising and provocative twists in these unique ensembles. The ace quality which guarantees the refined flair of these stylish pencil skirts and flirty dresses is in fact restrained elegance. Bill Gaytten is definitely one of the designers who’s ready to burst onto the fashion scene like a nonconformist and a rebellious artist. The Pre-Fall 2012 collection is definitely visionary in a more subtle and classic sense.
Round-collar capes and peplum jackets give these ensembles a brilliant and high class vibe. Those who are lured by neat silhouettes and would like to polish their wardrobe with universally-flattering style creations will find these autumn ‘basics’ really inspiring. The Dior house’s love affair with grown-up femininity is also illustrated in the selection of fashion-forward bell-shaped tulip skirts as well as midi pencil skirts. The mono-chromatic silky floor-sweeping gowns illustrate the exquisite fabric and color selection talent of Bill Gaytten.
It’s not necessary to decorate these dresses with patterns and other details to turn them into outstanding fashion operas. The collection evokes a romantic and at the same time sultry chic vibe oh-so-characteristic of the new phase in the history of the Dior atelier. Immaculately tailored outerwear designs along with the parade of leather, all-black and arty pencil skirts emanate a precious and luxurious style aura. Look at the portrait of the serious cosmopolitan women we all want to become!
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