Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, meaning that for the next four days we'll be stalking the French capital to keep you, dear readers, in the loop with the most fantastical fashion on offer. We're focusing our attention on first-cab-off-the-rank Christian Dior. The first couture show post-Galliano's departure from Dior was always going to be interesting, and the A/W runway didn't disappoint. Full skirted ballgowns in a carnival of colour was presented alongside sheer, diaphanous printed silk sheaths. Structured short skirts with architectural lines, cut-and-pasted graphics and bold prints collided in a riot of shape, form and colour. Although Bill Gaytten, new creative director at John Galliano, took a bow alongside assistant Susanna Venegas at the close of the show, he is not the heir apparent at Dior.
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