Friday, December 4, 2015
While At Dior
From 1996 to 2011 John Galliano held the design reins at Christian Dior. It was without question one of the most fertile times for the house with regard to sheer imagination, and possibly the profligate use of materials.
And over all this remarkable shape and expanse, the luxury of embellishment, given a free hand as it cannot be outside of the couture, finishes nearly everything he does. Amazing color choices, optical effects, and motifs drawn from everywhere, splash, and dance over his work. Just looking at these efforts of his tenure at Dior makes your head spin when you think about what was involved in taking them from his mind's eye, to full fledged reality.