The spring couture collection John Galliano showed for Christian Dior on Monday was wildly luxurious and full of extraordinary craftsmanship. He used lots of volume to dramatic effect in exaggerated peplums, trapezes and pleated panels. Here, one example: a dress which suggests a robe à la Française.
Inspired by a 19th-century portrait, John Galliano presented a Dior couture collection full of 21st-century extravagance, while Donatella Versace rounded out the first day of the season with a shot of Hollywood glamour.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"