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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012

Following Fall 2011, Bill Gaytten once again led the Christian Dior atelier for the Spring 2012 Haute Couture show. Given the classic old Hollywood appeal of the collection, it was fitting that it was shown in Dior’s Avenue Montaigne salons in front of a star-studded crowd that included Cameron Diaz, Bar Refaeli, Olivia Palermo, and Gaia Repossi.

Rife with nods to Dior's famed New Look, there was a distinctly retro sensibility to the collection. Delicate sheer fabrics, voluminous skirts, elbow-length gloves, houndstooth separates, and organza peplums made for a slew of beautiful garments, but one can’t help but miss the dramatic excitement of John Galliano-designed Haute Couture — even the makeup this season was kept understated.

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