PARIS — He did it. On Tuesday, John Galliano surprised and delighted his audience by showing a beautiful spring Christian Dior collection based on real clothes, a mix of tailoring and flou. There were sweet combinations of knits, lace and flowers, bright Barbie argyles and hippie looks. Here, his faded-denim blouson coat with blossoms. For more on the season, see Spring 2005: The Reviews.

This story first appeared in the October 6, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.