Galliano himself, wearing his own John Galliano Homme Fall 09 ensemble.
A collection inspired by paintings from Flemish Old Masters, Van Dyck and Vermeer, you might be able to expect Dutch influences streaming out from all the looks.
To me, Galliano's work for Dior couture NEVER disappoints.
Even if the hems of the first few pieces looks alittle disconstructed with the crumpled satin, or how similar the collection resemble to his past few couture shows execution-wise, or how much prints he added into this couture collection which is something new for the man's aesthetics.
I truely thinks that a designer wouldn't have to come up with collections that are dynamically different from one another every single season just to show how talented they are, even in the context of being a couture collection. Even if obligated, Galliano is way pass the phase.
This collection still managed to look gorgeous and breath-taking, and if that Galliano's ultimate objective, I see no reason not to respect.
Personally, my favourite looks off the collection would have to be the white gowns of 9th,10th & 11th collage. Amazing.
They do reminds me of those vases from the "Ming" era of China, or 18th century Dutch Delft.But Roberto Cavalli had already used that idea for his Fall 05 RTW collection: