Christian Dior

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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  In the absence of Galliano the collection was left to fend for itself. During a wave of vampire pop culture the collection beheld dramatic tailoring with full length, hooded cloaks.  Thick textures like rich velvets in black gave the collection a gothic facade as did the rich palette of burgundy, olive and brown. Bouclé suits were interspersed with dress coats featuring undulating silk ruffles whilst fur was a prevalent feature throughout. Silk bloomers with bows on each hip hinted at the sexy-vamp as did the gathered chiffon and lace in black and nude which was gothic-esque but maintained that feminine aura. The collection became more feminine and lighter with pinks and ripples made from tulle. The evening dresses were beautifully constructed with tight tube bandeau’s opening up to a full bodied skirt in nude and fairy pinks. Maxi dresses were tulle in their nature maintaining a ripple effect through to the hem. It was a dramatic collection for a dramatic night at the disposal of Galliano.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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