Jul 18, 2018 | By Laura Welch
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ODE TO ARTISTRY
Paris: Bill Gaytten’s S/S 12 Christian Dior Couture collection was very much an ode to the technical craft of garment construction. In keeping with themes explored by predecessor John Galliano, Gaytten presented a range of silhouettes with a vintage Old Hollywood feel — buoyant fit-and-flare dresses and coats, dramatic peplum tops and pencils, and romantically draped gowns. The interest came from sheer layers which revealed seaming, boning, and other elements of construction. Surface detail like embroidery and ombré dyed effects added dimension to the prim looks in a minimalist palette of black, white, “Dior grey”, and nude, while a series of draped, gathered and wrapped gowns in sheer aubergine embodied pure romance.
Silhouette: Fit-and-flare / Hourglass
Color: Black / White / Nude / “Dior Grey” / Aubergine
Key Items: Fit-and-flare mini dress / Frothy princess gown / Long-sleeved column dress
Materials: Tulle / Organza / Lace / Chiffon / Silk / Leather
Print + Pattern: Linear + Graphic Plaids / Ombré / Floral Borders
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Gathering + Shirring / Oversized Bows / Tiers / Peplims
Accessories + Footwear: Glossy Belts / Leather Opera Gloves
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