I hate to say it, but John Galliano’s haute couture collections for Christian Dior have been a bit repetitive over the past few seasons. The clothes have always been suitably beautiful and ornate, of course, but I left the last collection unsure if I had seen anything particularly interesting or memorable. Well. That certainly wasn’t a problem I had with Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010.

Perhaps it’s a result of the collection’s clear inspiration, but these completely gorgeous, pitch-perfect flower-themed dresses won’t be leaving my head any time soon. The collection is exuberant, vibrant and bold while still maintaining an obvious femininity and softness, which is a combination of characteristics that makes for utterly modern romantic dressing. Haute couture may be out of reach for nearly everyone, but here’s hoping that this aesthetic filters down the fashion ranks for the rest of us very quickly. The best looks, after the jump.

Images via Style.com.

  • BLynnT

    One of the best couture collections I’ve ever seen… LOVE IT!!!

  • CoutureCoco

    I completely agree with you about his recent collections and now what inspiration and execution!
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  • mochababe73

    My favorite dress is the blue and white (number 18). I saw the dresses on another site yesterday and fell in love with that one.
    I totally get John Galliano and his style. I get that couture shows are supposed to be somewhat theatrical. But the background still drove my eyes crazy.
    This is going to be his year during the red carpet and awards season. I think that we will see many of these dresses in the upcoming months. All of them can be tweaked to be red carpet accessible.

  • Jan

    Many of them remind me of “Glenda-the Good Witch” from the Wizard of Oz….

  • Valentina

    The shoes, they’re always gorgeous, last season’s where amazing.

  • Valentina

    The shoes, they’re always gorgeous, last season’s were amazing.

  • mrsmere66

    These are fantastic. The colors alone are a guaranteed mood lifter.

  • Bagolicious

    That black and yellow gown is beyond fa-BU-lous! Fabulous enough to melt ice!

  • susan

    I just keeping looking at this. that first dress is too die for. I wish I had somewhere to wear it and could afford it….and the list goes on but Gosh it’ s beautiful

  • BeautifulBasics

    The Dior dresses are so luxurious! The color combinations are truly stunning. Dior always seem to be ahead of the curve.

  • ela

    all damn lovely!!!

  • Alma

    Wow.

  • Ambereen

    Reminds me of Thumbelina

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    Christian Dior is really a genious when it comes to making those fancy dresses ;-~