The new collection under Bill Gaytten, who is in his second turn at designing Dior, went down rather better, of the Dior Couture show in July, with a red carpet look of lace and chiffon.
The long white glossy catwalk was surrounded by a few white LEDs, miles away from the pomp and ceremony of a Dior-by-Galliano show, perhaps they lacked the gusto of his predecessor’s but they offered a modification that telegraphed Dior without getting extreme.
Full skirts and boat-necked, collarless jackets of frayed tweed belted in narrow leather or chains over them , organza blouses.
It was all pretty and feminine in pale colors, like ice blue, as well as a few shots of red, it was a light counterpoint to the graphic black-and-white check motif and geometric embroideries on shirts and dresses,
There was lots of leather for red sleeveless tops or jackets over tailored trousers that stopped short of the ankle to show off chain-embellished heels.
The eveningwear open up with red chiffon party dresses, vertical ruffles of light nude wool that skimmed the body and light-as-air gowns of pale green, black and white or nude that featured lace under layers beneath multiple layers of chiffon.