Le Fragile & Le Fierce At Dior

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John Galliano's Dior fall/winter show in Paris today looked to old Hollywood, but also: Town and country; soft and hard; bold and demure. Pure Parisian glamor. Let's pretend we own estates in the French countryside where the parties never stop!

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Oliver! has really been a source of inspiration all over the place lately.

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M'Lady forgot her pants, but remembered her purse.

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Cordelia and her horse were close. Really close. Cordelia liked to get dressed up for her rides, and she could sense that Checkers appreciated it.

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An unbridled love of dressage details!

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"Good day, sir. I said good day."

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Just add goggles and a vintage roadster, and: SOLD.

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Unapologetically girly! A dress designed for dancing until dawn.

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The fluttery, perforated leather is cool, but I think this would be better in soft pink. Or white.

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Five Awesome Things About This Right Here:
1. The volume and texture of the hair echoed by the volume and texture of the purse
2. The deconstructed motorcycle/blazer rendered soft instead of rigid
3. A neutral color palette that manages to be interesting and not "safe," beige or boring
4. A dress so diaphanous and delicate it's tied with a sliver of a ribbon
5. BOOTS!

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You've been planning an intimate party in the formal gardens of your Chateau in the Loire Valley, and you've finally found something to wear. Bravo.

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Delicate, yet strong; wispy and wonderful!

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Perfect for when you need to have a secret rendez-vous in the greenhouse at midnight.

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Are there shorts under there? Or just granny panties and boots? I don't really understand what's happening here, I only know that I love it. The explosion of tiny blossoms on the filmy fabric? Exquisite.

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"What do you mean, there's no more champagne?"

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Some said Madame was eccentric, but the truth was: She knew what she wanted.

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DISCUSSION

Sorry to be the voice of dissension, but why do I feel like I'm looking at the 1994 Dior for Target collection?