Friday, June 7, 2013

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2006

While I appreciate chic, practical clothes, there's a side of me that loves avant-garde, over-the-top fashion. John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, through the 90s and 2000s, were the masters of the fashion spectacle. (Fun fact: Once upon a time McQueen succeeded Galliano at Givenchy). I've already shared my love of McQueen's theatrical savagery, but John Galliano, in all his embellished glory, could get down and dirty too. Case in point, John Galliano's subversive show for Spring 2006 Haute Couture.
Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2006
Dior HC 2006
Pearl Necklace Dior HC SS 2006

The blood soaked hems, 1789 scrawled on the model's necks, and one of my personal favorite fashion pieces of all time: the blood streaked pearl necklaces, referenced the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette. Galliano later adapted this collection into a rock-and-roll RTW version for his Fall show (another Galliano-Dior era favorite of mine). With Dior's chic revival under Raf Simons, and fashion's general subdued tendencies at the moment, it will be awhile before we see blood on the runways again.

 ph: imaxtree; Boston Museum of Fine Art; (Olivier Claisse)


  1. Thanks for sharing, this is my first time seeing this collection!

  2. Early McQueen was quite the spectacle for a kid lured into the frivolous world of fashion. S/S 2001 was one of those remarkable shows by McQueen... moreover that time when he was still showing in London!

    1. Yeah Voss, I've seen pieces from it pop up occasionally for a steal. If only people knew the value of what they were selling.

  3. And pardon me... I accidentally deleted your comments my bad! My blog has been attacked by thousands of spam comments and I have been cleaning up but yeah the new Saint Laurent is a horrible excuse for a rehash of Dior homme! Oh Hedi!

  4. Wow! The hairstyles are pretty cool too. Yes, the necklace - I think I'd wear that to work.


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