Christian Dior Runway Show in Shanghai

I ask you, how much more classic and elegant can Dior get?!

Over the weekend, John Galliano confidently put his best new works out on the Dior runway in Shanghai, China. I don't often save images from runway shows, but this one stood out for me. So much of fashion seems black and white to me, literally. Don't get me wrong, I love black and white in one's wardrobe. It occupies almost half my closet.

But I feel like there's a time and place for B&W, and summer means color. Don't be afraid of it, designers! Embrace it. It's memorable and fresh. You see it whimisically splashed throughout Dior's 2011 Cruise collection. It may be a bit Easter egg'y for some folks, but it reflects that vintage 1960s inspiration with new silhouettes and textures.

One of my favorite new high fashion models, Karlie Kloss.
She opened the show with this pink leather number.

A small orchestra accompanied Diana Ross' Love Child as models strolled down the runway. How perfect.

It is interesting to me, imagining this show taking place in China. Apparently the Chinese have become enamored with French fashion, more interested in couture and Western vintage. Galliano says that the Chinese market throws down - money isn't an object.

Want the coat.

Love this look!

Sans the headscarf, I want to wear this to an outdoor day wedding.

Everything is cinched at the waist. It's about time we accented our smallest feature again!

Backstage: the color story for the models' makeup. Pastels pastels pastels. Galliano really created that 60s vibe with the heavily lined cat eye and volumized bouffant hair.
To see more photos from the show in Shanghai, you can go to WWD.

On a different note...
Mazel tov and Congrats to Claire Serxner & Richard Walker this coming weekend on their wedding!

1 comment:

  1. Mama hill5/25/2010

    Have to comment on last three uncommented on blogs....the crayons????OMG LOVE them! Straight drag show???????You KNOW I would have loved that!!!!!! The striped coat is totally you!!!!!


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