With the haute couture shows being the symbolic cherry on top of my fashion sundae, I couldn't resist posting.
The special aspect of this couture collection was John Galliano's inspiration for the pieces: longtime illustrator for the fashion house, Rene Gruau.
Having seen Gruau's work up close in the recent exhibition at the Somerset House, I have to say that I have rarely seen such a symbioses between fashion label and illustrator, with his drawn characters possessing such a timeless and elegant quality.
So how does this translate into a runway collection you might ask?
Galliano managed to capture the feminine beauty of Gruau's icons in form of a highly elegant feline creature in 1950s silhouettes and layer upon layer of fine fabric, bleeding into each other like soft watercolours on a canvas to form one beautiful picture.
Whenever Haute Couture Fashion Week rolls around, I realise why John is Galliano the Great.
No designer dares to go so over the top as he does and that's what J'adore Dior Couture for.
Images via renegruau.com, allaboutshoes.ca, pastpresentfuturelondon.blogspot.com, insideout.topshop.com and style.com