Dior's First Couture Show Without John Galliano Was A Total MessJenna Sauers7/05/11 1:40pmFiled to: Runway ReportChristian Diordiorjohn gallianoGettypicFashionCouturehaute couture weekcouture weekTopfashion show1073EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAfter fifteen years at Christian Dior, John Galliano was fired for inveterate alcoholism and being rather racist this spring. While Galliano fights a court case, Dior has dragged its feet in replacing him. So the brand went ahead with a couture show in Paris yesterday without a new designer. The pieces in the collection ranged from brightly colored to very sparkly to extremely ruffled, with no apparent theme. Something about "roses" was mentioned. (Galliano did a rather spectacular couture collection based on flowers one year ago.) And something about "modern architecture." (I really can see the influence of Saarinen in that twirly-candystripe skirt...not.) It was, in short, a mess. And the critics hated it.