Double respect is due to John Galliano for making fabulous designs and setting a romantic mood for Christian Dior this season. Show was inspired by a ‘film noir’ backdrop of a derelict warehouse, suffused with shadowy light and dry ice.In keeping with Bacall-Bogart theme, the trench-coat was a key piece, worn with jeweled-lace petticoats or satin French knickers.
The 1940s mode was embraced by vintage-look short dresses, in floral chiffon with ruffled skirts, or in metallic Lurex, pointelle knits, hemmed to enhance bust and featuring built-in wears and knickers.Necklines were tied with bows, puffed sleeves and high, platform wedge-shoes that echoed retro vibe. The exposure factor was particularly compelling when black lace came over jewel-bright purple or fuchsia satin. Continue