A waft of Orientalism and a newer-look Bar jacket. If it sounds like a savvy excursion to the land where art meets commerce, it was. And it looked great. At a time when houses with a history want to flaunt the specific iconography that sets them apart from the masses — and even at the luxury level, there are masses, relatively speaking — Christian Dior’s rich history offers John Galliano a wealth of possibilities, which, integrated with the ever-churning spoils of his own vivid imagination, provide endless potential.


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