Christian Dior Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2012
Dior’s autumn/winter 2012 show saw the iconic fashion house leave Galliano and his 2011 scandal well and truly in the past. The collection, presented at the Rodin Museum during Paris Fashion Week, was inspired by Dior’s original 1940s classic, lady-like aesthetic – a major departure from the wildly creative, eccentric designs of its previous, now-disgraced, head designer.
Dior’s current acting head of design, Bill Gaytten, used thick silks in intense dark tones and muted pastels, as well as embroidered floral patterns, and feather-light chiffon silks. The collection will become an easy favourite on and off the red carpet, combining a fashion sensibility that is unique while also being inoffensive and appealing to everyday consumers. The use of luxe fabrics with subtle, intricate detailing exudes refined style, with a modern twist.