Tuesday, January 24

Dior Haute Couture SS12- Should Bill Gaytten go after all
Dior Haute Couture SS12: Should Bill Gaytten go after all?
Over the last few months we have read endless rumours concerning the future of Dior's creative direction. The truth is that I was first weary of Bill Gaytten's work at the house but the prospect of Marc Jacobs taking over wasn't exactly a solution for me. I didn't want Raf Simons to become creative director either because he would do a much better job at YSL when the time comes. And Riccardo Tisci is way too valuable at Givenchy.
After seeing the latest couture collection that Gaytten sent down the catwalk I must say I am no longer worried. Neither do I want a substitute for him. It takes a hell of a long time to actually know a brand like Dior inside out –after all, together with Chanel, they're the last couture house. Gaytten also has in his favour all the time working along John Galliano, who I will forever consider a genius. He has done with Dior something we hadn't seen since the times of Christian himself: wearability. There was a quiet grandeur and beauty in the simplicity of the clothes. The New Look and the 'Bar Jacket' were there in a contemporary way –be it by see-through chiffons or tech croc fabrics. Even the crinolines had evaporated but left mark in the flowing skirt of an asymmetric number.
What are your thoughts on the Dior saga?

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