My first thought when I saw this new Dior creation from the Fall RTW collection was the most recent vintage Butterick reproduction. Swap out the bodice pieces, add some embellishment to the drape, and you have your very own Raf Simons knock-off.
Even with these similarities, the new Dior collections have a decidedly modern feel to them. And I am sad.
This recent collection will not be making it into my list of favorites. So many of the pieces remind me of Schiaparelli’s brilliant use of surreal art imagery on her clothing and accessories, but with less character and charm. That being said, the beading that makes up the Warhol sketches is gorgeous - but what else would we expect from Dior?
As politically incorrect as it may be, I miss John Galliano. I suppose the thing I really miss is the over the top theatricality of his collections, and the never-ending inspiration it gave me.
Although, some of the Dior Fall 2013 RTW outerwear is pretty darn spectacular. But come to think of it, the reason I love it so, is it looks just like it's vintage twin, doesn’t it!?
So I guess I am not sure what to think!?!
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