by David Pedroza, Editor in Chief
John Galliano touched on a very close subject to the House of Dior, for Spring 2011. This collection was inspired by fashion illustrator Rene Gruau's technique of drawing. Gruau's painterly hand was evident in the new Bar suits and balloon dinner dresses. The classic Dior silhouette was exaggerated and modernized with soft draping and abstract embroideries that where left to fade into the fabrics. The waist was severely nipped, and skirts jetted out with large crinolines. Most of the looks where created with bold, heavy fabrics which where layered with tulle to create a painted texture. The house presented it's collection at the Musée Rodin, to accommodate a larger audience of 800, showing that haute couture is still prevalent and relevant in today's world.
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