John Galliano for Dior this is not, but isn't that the point? his first collection, from what we can see so far, looks modern, glamorous, sophisticated, grown-up, not overdone, and CHIC AS HELL. it's Raf's taken on the New Look, as opposed to Raf trying to be John Galliano.
this is Dior at it's best. no, the 5000 yards of tulle isn't there for a massive ball gown, but the statement of "this is my Dior, this is how i'm going to make this house mine" is. pantsuits? YES. a strapless bustier gown, cut up the front, shown with pants?! YES. flawless construction, tea length, cocktail dress made of feathers? YES. a red drop-waist, smooth as ice ball gown? YES.
they picked the right man for the job. Raf Simons is killing it and this is a new chapter for Dior.
this is Raf Simons' Dior.
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