This was such a beautiful collection (Dior Couture, the season escapes me though). I am so mad at John Galliano for his horrible offensive behaviour and he is such a frickin’ genius too. It kills me, really.
Dior by Demarchelier just came in the mail. Yay!
Beautiful book, stunning photos. This is a stunning full-stop to the Galliano period, even though there are some photos pre- and post-Galliano. About 95% of my faves here were Galliano and I’d say a small majority of photos cover his tenure. Sighs.
As far as I can tell, Dior still remains head-designerless. I’ve mentioned the Galliano scandal before, but I’ve been reticent in making any comments, because I’m still not exactly sure what to think. John Galliano has to be my number one, far and away favourite designer ever. How does one incorporate that with such unacceptable behaviour and more seriously (in this case) sentiments?
Myer Melbourne Haute Couture window display, July 2008.
I came to Melbourne during uni holidays to see Wicked and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this absolutely stunning display, which was part of a fragrance promotional campaign.
Styled by Isabel Dupre, Photographed by Gilles Bensimon
Gaultier and Dior Fall/Winter Haute Couture 2005
I’ve decided Halle Berry is my definite favourite for best dressed Best Actress (2001, for Monster’s Ball as Leticia Musgrove) of the last 10 years. Though I still maintain that Helen Mirren was the sexiest dressed in 2006 and Hilary Swank’s blue Guy Laroche outfit (2004) was also iconic (it’s what happens when you go with your heart over some boring outfit your sponsor (in Swank’s case, Calvin Klein) wants you to wear).
I was actually surprised how many Best Actress winners looks I have loved, since the last few years I’ve found a bit boring and matronly (Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman - though I guess Natalie gets excused because she was pregnant and had to deal with the whole Galliano anti-semitic rant while she was a face of Dior, which must have been awful since she is Jewish herself (she eventually wore Rodarte).
Zoe Saldana, Givenchy, 2010
Anne Hathaway, Marchesa, 2008
Cameron Diaz, Dior, 2008
Keira Knightley, Vera Wang, 2006
More Best Actress Winners:
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1998, Shakespeare in Love, in Ralph Lauren
Charlize Theron, 2004, Monster, in Gucci
Reese Witherspoon, 2006, Walk The Line, in vintage Dior
Sandra Bullock, 2010, The Blind Side, in Marchesa.
Dior by Demarchelier