In light of John Galliano’s recent anti-Semitic remarks and his subsequent firing from Dior, focusing on the fall 2011 collection for its actual garments and not the controversy surrounding its ex-creative director is surely a difficult task. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and the show did go on this Friday with models parading down the runway in Galliano’s signature romantic Parisian flair. The color palette took was very autumn with deep burgundy, gothic black and emerald greens. Towards the end, the designs became more light and airy, showcasing ruffled dresses that were a cheeky cross between lingerie and evening wear.
For the finale, the label’s design atelier took to the stage–signaling the end of an era for Dior. John Galliano’s successor has yet to be named and with only speculation so far, it looks like the fashion world will have to wait for some time yet before Dior’s next chapter begins.