Christian Dior Spring 2009 Haute Couture Mixes The Eras

 - Jan 27, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: content.coutorture & thefashionspot
Economy crisis or not, you can always count on John Galliano for an extravagant show, especially when it comes to Christian Dior Haute Couture.

The Christian Dior by John Galliano Spring-Summer Haute Couture 2009 collection debuted in Paris with a 17th century vibe that included bell-bottomed gowns and lots of volume.

The dresses were exquisitely detailed with lace and sheer ,and accentuated with wide collars and elaborate hates.

Implications - This emphasis on Renaissance fashion and specifically the luxurious gowns worn by aristocrats during the French Revolution adds instant drama and opulence -- a welcome change from the recession-influenced catwalks seen in the ready-to-wear runway shows for this Spring 2009 fashion season.