Christian Dior haute couture is arguably the most prominent of all couture houses internationally!
The name is almost synonymous with haute couture.
Look at the 1950’s reminiscent metro fantasy 2011 haute couture spring/summer collection designed by, at the time, John Galliano head-designer.
See j-na plush wrap with feather trim, that was inspired by Dior 2011 spring/summer color sequence below! Isn't it Grand?
The beauty, dignity, elegance of the sheer and adorned silks, in designs so voluptuously feminine, echoing the golden age of Dior Haute couture, that made the house’s designs iconic.
The news that John Galliano was suspended, the very week of Paris haute couture fashion week, and the unveiling of the collection, in the midst of the shocking controversy of video-recorded prejudiced statements made by Galliano at a café in Paris, would ultimately lead to the headline, "John Galliano Dismissed."
What an exquisitely beautiful collection, and at the same time, such an ugly chain of events that rocked the world of haute couture.
Isn’t it a shame to become so absorbed in creative genius, that you let your negative passions and prejudices consume you to the point of ruining your career and life, and bringing ostracism upon the good name of a couture dynasty?
This proves once and for all, that in the world of Haute Couture, it is not just the outward extravagance, but what lies beneath the surface of the fine fabric, the heart, and what is in it, that is of prime import!
Galliano should have learned from French Royal History, in the case of Marie Antoinette, when she said, “Let them eat cake,” they took her head off.
Although Galliano had indeed ascended to Couture Design Royalty, he was not above the demands of the outraged and appalled masses!
Would this mark the symbolic death of his Career? Heavily pressured Christian Dior haute couture did in effect, “take his head off,” when the headlines, “John Galliano Dismissed” reached an international news frenzy.
Only time will tell if this was the end, but what do you think?
In the meantime, Christian Dior Haute Couture, has taken a hit in the sale of it’s Galliano haute couture.
One of the only celebrities daring enough to wear Dior after such a scandal was Rihanna shown below at the Brit Awards.
As for Natalie Portman, the face of Miss Dior Cherie, after being thoroughly offended at the racial comments said by Mr. Galliano against her own ethnicity, made a statement announcing that she would be cutting all ties with the Couture House.
All-in-all, Dior haute couture house has shown no signs of slowing down in Galliano’s absence. It will be interesting to see how they make the full transition to a Galliano-free Dior in this year's fall/winter haute couture collection.
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