christian dior spring summer 2011

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Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2011 Collection 

Galliano’s salute to René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house’s most iconic imagery, felt like it had been a long time coming, not just because of the designer’s own early aspirations, but because it gave him another opportunity to indulge his passion for an era when couture was truly haute.

Modern Masquerade: In front of the camera of Patrick Demarchelier this masked model wears an extravagant gown with paint-swirled lilac and blue watercolours, black sequin stitched fabric to create an ink splattered look and a trail of layered ostrick feathers from none other than the enchanting Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 collection - marking designer John Galliano’s 15th anniversary at the fashion house. Scanned from ‘Dior Couture by Demarchelier’