It's Springtime in Paris -- 2010, that is. All the big French designers are debuting their haute couture collections this week, and the fashion press is agog at some wild new looks. One fashion house in particular, Christian Dior, is making big headlines with sheer skirts that are extremely revealing. Perhaps Forrester Creations and Jackie M. Designs should take a page from John Galliano's sketch book?
Tongues are wagging about these startling looks. The New York Post had this to say:
"Almost all of the models paraded in nothing on top but a cone bra -- or nothing on the bottom but stockings and garters. The show's heavy-on-the-lingerie influence was inspired by the iconic photos of late designer Christian Dior watching his models put on and take off his creations, a company spokeswoman said."
Over at the New York Times, fashion maven Cathy Horyn writes in more detail about these translucent frocks:
"There were also superb cocktail dresses, like one in leopard-print silk with draping at the neckline and a number of transparent dresses that used black point d'esprit over pale undergarments. Colors included poppy, pale pink, shamrock, vivid yellow and fuchsia. Despite the archive references, the collection didn't feel archival. Every delicate, restrained tuck of the jackets made the difference, as did the emphasis on short dresses and modest splashes of embroidery."
What do you think of Dior new look? Will you be placing your orders with Galliano's couturiers later this afternoon? We placed our orders hours ago.