We're going riding in the 18th century at Dior.
John Galliano loves a good theme to get stuck into and with both his own collections and at Dior, he always gives 100% conviction to whatever theme he is fixated with. At Dior this season, we've moved from 40s femme fatales to strong equestrian women and flirty 18th to 19th century ladies in all manners of frilliness. The swinging riding cape set the tone for the ensuing flattened top hats, leather jodpurs, thigh high boots and little cropped jackets that together made a suitably heightened version of equestrian attire. Plaid, baker's boy caps and chunky knits added a country wear strand. It all ended in a series of pastel transparent dresses twisted, ruffled, tiered, knotted, with thigh high slits that shimmied down as a rebuttal to fashion steeped in practicality.
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