Couturiers all over the world have gathered in Paris, the city of love, to express their love for couture through their amazing fashion collections. One of the labels that has always drawn a massive amount of attention is Christian Dior, and the brand’s spring 2012 couture collection was no disappointment as it was a feast for the eyes of everyone present at the show. The predecessor of John Galliano at the House of Dior, designer Bill Gaytten, who worked alongside Christian Dior for 16 years, has managed to draw inspiration from iconic Dior elements and transpose his ideas into an amazing vintage-glam couture collection.
From soft flowing silhouettes to Jackie-O inspired dresses and vintage Victorian styles, the collection featured an array of amazing ultra glam designs that can pose as a perfect option for women with different personalities. The modern accents were introduced throughout the collection through leather insertions and sheer layers that exposed the beautifully constructed garments. Because the Dior label has always been about beautifully constructed garments enhanced through artistic craftsmanship, details that established the Dior Ateliers as some of the top in the fashion industry, the collection was infused with exquisite embroidery that made the delice of the collection.
Pencil skirts, A-line dresses, Jackie O dresses gave a very soft and sophisticated elegance to the collection through cuts, design as well as fabric choice. A black sheer skirt which generously exposed undergarments paired with a gorgeous black crocodile scales jacket and matching black high leather gloves sprinkled the collection with a little bit of boldness. A-line dresses and tone-on-tone embroidery kept all eyes on the designs as the elegance exuded by these details cannot be topped and make all the difference when it comes to elegance and refinement.
Obviously, vintage Victorian era inspired dresses were the ‘cherry on top of the cake’ as Bill Gaytten saved the best for last. Carefully constricted dresses featuring flirty billows of tulle ruffling down and gently caressing the floor as the models strolled down the runway made heads turn with admiration. These are definitely red carpet worthy dresses, so check out the entire couture collection for spring 2012 signed Christian Dior and draw inspiration for your next high glam appearance.
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