Dior 13If you don’t think that John Galliano is a mad genius and we’re just all lucky to be living in the same world with him, then you haven’t been paying attention.

For Spring 2010, his collection for Christian Dior connected beautifully to the retro-and-structured-underthings look that he had showed earlier this year during Haute Couture week, and the 40s film noir looks were exactly what you would expect a dizzy dame to wear when walking into a smoky private eye’s office.

Galliano knows his audience for Dior, and I could see them buying up these ultra-glam cocktail dresses and floating evening gowns hand over fist. And not only are they beautiful, but they so thoroughly inhabit the brand’s history and mythology while still incorporating modern touches like tough leather bombers. The past and present meld gorgeously into looks that are not only art objects, but are also impressively wearable, for the most part. You know, if you go to those types of events.

Dior 1  Dior 2  Dior 3  Dior 4  Dior 5  Dior 6  Dior 7  Dior 8  Dior 9  Dior 10  Dior 11  Dior 12  Dior 13  Dior 14  Dior 15  Dior 16  Dior 17  Dior 18  Dior 19

Images via Style.com.

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  • papertiger

    This is my fave Dior collections for seasons.

    • papertiger

      …and suddenly I want a new briefcase ;)

  • Ally

    completely gorgeous!

  • Michael St. James

    Absolutely breathtaking! Looks like Galliano injected a little couture fantasy into Dior RTW. Thanks for doing these fashion show recaps! As much as I love seeing the clothes…I’m too lazy to scroll through the slideshows online.
    http://www.bagpoor.com

  • MSsparrow

    Wow! I love the second and third dress. Galliano is amazing.

  • atrophia

    I love 3, 13, 14, 16 and 18. I think 3 and 14 are my faves. 13 is stunning, but it would only work for special occasions; I don’t think I could pull off that much hot pink for a simple evening out. 14, though, definitely.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    I didn’t say this in my review, but my fave is 15 :-)

  • Brigette

    Galliano can do no wrong! I don’t know how to pick but I really love the looks in 14, 15, & 17..and gosh that leather jacket in 9 makes me melt!

  • bagloveralways

    Love most of the collection! Tres, tres chic!

  • MizzJ

    *drool* omg Galliano let me worship in the church of Dior!!

  • chirpy_gal

    Pretty dresses ……… :D …….

  • The Girl in Grey

    Yes I am drooling too MizzJ. Incredible!
    http://thegreygoddess.blogspot.com/

  • Rana Zahid Iqbal

    I visit your blog and I’m so jealous! I agree you should hit up Soho and walk around there if you want to do some shopping. I think this blog covers the all aspects of fashion. I like this very much and I also run a website for the discerning fashion out there. I am always looking for new ideas, if you have a label or an idea that you would love to have featured let me know. my site name is…http://www.thewomenfashion.com

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