Thursday, 9 July 2009

My aesthetic heart belongs to Galliano

He stole it in 1994 when I started college and purchased my first copy of Vogue for research, there blossomed a lifetime obsession with fashion, trends, design and the way everything looks. I have always been a vintage girl at heart. As a child I treasured (amongst other things) a tin of old lipsticks and rouge in gold cases that belonged to my great grandma. Always loved the lifestyle and fashions of decades out of my reach. Ball gowns and fur capes. Nights at the opera.

Each new collection by John Galliano takes my breath away. I don't spend much time wishing for things I can't afford but I would love so much to wear one of these outfits.

For fall 09 the Dior couture collection was shown in the salons of the Christian Dior headquarters, just as the clothes would have traditionally been presented to clients and the press in the 1950's. Vibrant colours, silk bows, draped satin, stocking tops and fabulous heels all with a backdrop of green and white ferns and flowers. Heaven.

All images www.style.com

9 comments:

Kristin said...

Stunning! Wish I could wear one too....even for a night!

Mishy Lane said...

Hey honey

Super cute post! I love love these images! Amazing!!!!

(small not - you have a typo in your first sentence. Just a friendly tip cos I hate it when I realise I have made spelling mistakes on my blog. And I do it all the time argh).

Love your blog.

X Mishy

suzette said...

agreed, heaven.

i looooove your blog.

Lobster and swan said...

thanks mishy : )

Rose said...

oh mine too- genius is a word that is too widely used but he really is one. I don't know what I'd say if I met him, I'm just in awe.

Rhia said...

Galliano is one of my favourites aswell. Gorgeous gowns once again. Maybe they are not all very wearable they all are amazing to look at. Appeals to my aesthetic eye, colours, cuts etc.

Alya said...

I know.. He is a man after my own heart! Or my life savings.. Its hard to tell.

martini said...

Galliano is the main reason I fell in love with couture! So lovely, so crazed...

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

he's just so over the top amazing, creative, and talented. he IS couture!