Fashion Show: DiorSJohn Galliano is revered for being a visionary and über-creative legend in his own time, but the collection he just showed in Paris for Christian Dior Spring 2009 was jarring to the eye. The hair was as preposterously high as the heels, and the heels themselves were either torturous bondage-esque contraptions or — in one case — crafted so that the wearer appears to be held up by tiny fertility idols. The dresses? Mostly colorful, flirty and swingy… But now and then, the skirts were so sheer that one could see all the way to Timbuktu. It all added up to disappointing. But judge for yourself: Click the photo at left for a gallery, then click any image to start the show.

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS

Fashion Show: DiorS