This is my very random post of the week. It’s the sweet things in life so it still applies. To feed my fantasy of working in the fashion industry I subscribe to Vogue magazine and get weekly e-mail updates from Elle. My favorite pieces from Elle are usually the street chic pictures. They always feature some city with the hippest peeps around. Today though the ultimate e-mail update: Haute Couture Fall 2007. And who, you may ask, is the master of this exhibition. John Galliano of Christian Dior of course. He is truly an artist, if not completely eccentric, which makes him brilliant.
Feast your eyes on some of his fabulous designs. This years show was at the Royal Chateau of Versailles in the Orangerie which once had many rare species of trees and now it’s filled with fanciful décor; a statue wrapped in boa’s, looked like a spider to me, white alligator’s standing at the entrance, a David statue with a bunny head, random.
Many of the top models Linda, Helena, Naomi, Giselle, glided down the catwalk in Marie Antoinette inspired gowns and 1940s matador styled skirt suits.
What I love is the details, the make-up is like a Picasso painting and the accessories are right out of the diamond necklace scandal of Antoinette’s short life.
This collection was inspired by the works of master painters such Leonardo da Vinci, Goya and Pablo Picasso. If you want to watch this show go to YouTube it's worth the few minutes to see. I have to say the Act I was very like the brilliant photographer Irving Penn poses. I love how Galliano always gets his models to do more then just walk up the runway. To see Kate run for her life just watch 1996 Catwalk a Christy Turlington documentary. Galliano and his show are always fantabulous. The Matador himself.