The Jewelry Insider

July 5, 2010

The Paris Fall/Winter Haute Couture shows are kicking off this week with a wild display of flower power from one of my favorite designers, John Galliano for Dior.

Jewelry was a no-show on the runway, but once you get a glimpse of the cornucopia of color, you’ll see why it would be a useless afterthought.

The eccentric British designer explained to the press that he wanted to do something bold and fresh with flowers, “allowing their color, texture and structure to inspire a new, modern beauty.”

According to a report from France24, “The floral influence was palpable in the cut of skirts which looked as if they were composed of petals, and bustiers, sprouting fragile filaments in silk chiffon like pistils. Organza frocks appeared to have been constructed from hundreds of buds sewn together.”

And the models had their heads covered in a veil of cellophane, like a bouquet fresh from the florist. J’adore Dior!

While I love the Alice In Wonderland whimsy of these frocks, I’m drooling over what appears to be the only black and white number in the collection – this perfectly petaled gown I could see any number of A-listers work on the awards show circuit (Maggie Gyllenhaal would be at the top of my list).

Stay tuned for more couture coverage – and hopefully some creative new jewelry statements to gawk at! In the meantime, weigh in with some of your favorite Dior designs!

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