John Galliano for Dior's A/W 2010 collection followed then mood of the season in Paris - girly classics with a menswear-inspired feel. It reminded me a lot of- actually it was more of an undeniable resemblance, to the Hermes A/W collection.
Karlie Kloss opened the show gliding down the runway decked out in liquidy leather that was well tailored and clean cut yet seemed flowed naturally around her beautifully when she moved. There were lots of thigh-high boots which were okay but the real shop-stopping shoes were the ankle boots. These boots hinted towards the look of a riding boot with details like rows of little buckles , neutral colors, and cut up rubber soles. The outfits were clearly inspired by Equestrians from the 19th century with Galliano's modern takes on period outfits. There were quite a few androgynous pieces like fitted vests and tweed-wool blended pants, however each was balanced with elements of girly, special touches in the details like beautiful flowing chiffon, tiny ruffles, and sparkly appliques.
Most of the collection was in neutral colors- safe for winter, nothing too dramatic; Gorgeous all the same. My favorite fabric was the dark chocolate buttery leather fabric which was used on everything from pants to boots and jackets. John Galliano's vision was clear and well expressed through each and every look. Most pieces were timeless investments worth the high prices. Also resulting in some very dark yet pretty advertisements starring Karlie Kloss.
but to be fair, what ads aren't featuring Karlie right now?