A couture collection showcasing the spectrum of John Galliano’s talent, Christian Dior’s Fall 2005 Couture collection is unforgettable. Revisiting the collection, this is a phenomenal example of creativity with no boundaries. An on-going trend, themed collections are often restricted. An example, Moschino’s Spring 2013 Menswear collection, reflecting as well as set in a supermarket (prior to Chanel’s Fall 2014 RTW). Exemplifying dedication to a theme, Karl Lagerfeld’s Dallas inspired Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 collection; from the show’s location to the individual pieces, the theme circulates the body of the collection.
“this is a phenomenal example of creativity with no boundaries”
However, Galliano’s Fall 2005 Couture collection for Christian Dior tackles a multitude of themes, from Debutantes to Hollywood. Set in a theatrical manner, the show proceeds with a bang; a model arrives by a horse-drawn carriage, her destination is the misty setting of an Edwardian garden ruin. Models follow her lead in Edwardian inspired pieces, in line with their surroundings, insinuating a theme. Detouring, the gowns that follow fade from one theme to another. From the make-up to the intricate details, this show was magical, heavy with character and filled with an energy greatly missed.