The Christian Dior Resort 2011 collection featured a mishmash of sartorial efforts. Despite its debut in Shanghai, there was no Chinese influence peppered into the collection.
Instead, designer John Galliano placed everything French New Wave at the hub of the collection. Present were 3D florals, eyelet, bike helmets, babydoll-esque lace dresses, Bardot-inspired hair, nautical-striped coats, Barbie-like pink purses and clean androgynous three-piece suits.
Implications - TV shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire has inspired designers to bring classical fashion into modern times. The suave, sophisticated styles of the '50s and '60s has many consumers convinced that adding a bit of class to their wardrobe essential to staying true to their ancestors. The comeback of retro fashion allows shoppers to incorporate a vintage edge into their everyday ensembles -- adding a bit of spectacle to the sidewalk.
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