Paris: A young man in a floor-length fur and gravity-defying platforms held up a sign that read “The King is Gone” outside the Dior show, referencing the dismissal of designer John Galliano amid accusations of anti-semitism and inappropriate behavior. La scandale Galliano hung over the Paris shows like a dark cloud. Since 1996, Galliano has helmed both the ready-to-wear and haute couture collections for the house of Dior, and during his tenure, presented some of the most memorable collections in contemporary fashion. The current show was his swan song and delivered signature Galliano drama, though the designer himself was absent. Tough yet romantic heroines stalked the runway in thigh-high boots, velvet, ruffles and dramatic outerwear. Dressed in white lab coats, the design team accepted thunderous applause after the show ended. They, like the rest of the world, are surely wondering who will replace “the king” and struggling to imagine what Dior will be like without him.

Color: Teal / Magenta / Olive / Pale pink / Cream / Light blue / Black / Chocolate brown

Key Items: Silk shorts / Sheer tops / Tiered dresses / Floor-length coats

Materials: Velvet / Silk charmeuse / Suede / Fur / Jacquard / Wool / Chiffon / Tulle / Lurex

Details + Trim: Fur trim / Ruffles & tiers / Bows

Accessories + Footwear
: Pendant necklaces / Fur scarves / Floppy hats / Circular sunglasses / Single teardrop earrings / Fur-trimmed elbow-length knit gloves / Exotic skin bags / Quilted bags / Fur bags / Over-the-knee lace-up boots / Lace-up booties / Platform sandals with bows

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