Thursday, August 30, 2012

My thoughts on Bill Gaytten

Bill Gaytten might have been the most criticized creative director that the brand of Christian Dior has ever had. He temporarily took charge of the house after John Galliano's dismissal until another designer could be found. He ended up keeping the job for longer than expected, as it is said that many designers turned down the job. His debut collection at the helm of Dior was Fall 2011 Haute Couture.

The vast majority of people say that collection was a mess, and I have to agree. But there are worst messes. There are so many other collections each season that aren't any better. The collection was full of gimmicks, but that can be said for a lot of fashion these days. But, then again, the drama of John Galliano's dismissal put Gaytten under a huge spotlight so the overwhelming criticism was to be expected.

Later on, I think the criticism became a bit exaggerated. I do think that he began to grow into his position. His final collection for Dior was Fall 2012 ready-to-wear and I honestly thought it was quite lovely. These are my favourite looks from the collection.

Here are two accessory shots I love.

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  1. I am loving everything about the fall lines being introduced!


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  3. i love the last shoes!

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  4. I agree, Dior fall 2012 was a good collection. Felt romantic in the right way. and an hommage to classic dior as we know it.

  5. I like those shoes!

  6. Gorgeous pictures, lovely post :)


  7. Individually, some of the pieces are amazing. I really like the shoes and the bag.
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  8. Thanks for your lovely commets
    Great post
    i love those haute couture dress

  9. Amazing photos!

  10. Great post!! I love Dior, but never knew the creative director behind it! So much talent.

  11. I love his latest collection. Too bad he's still being criticized. I guess you just can't please everybody.

  12. You're right, he shouldn't be critizied that much. I love especially the dark red dress in his latest collection. Still the lady like design of Dior.

  13. it would be difficult to try and equate to a legend like Galliano (despite what he said) but i goes the media just wants to cause more drama with more criticism. thanks for sharing your thoughts anyways =)

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