While fashion media awaits Dior’s long overdue announcement of John Galliano‘s replacement, the storied French house bowed its Spring 2012 collection today at the hands of Galliano’s longtime assistant Bill Gaytten. And though we have some thoughts on the clothing, we’ll get to that part in a minute. Because the foremost takeaway from this collection was surely that Karlie Kloss closed the show with her bare butt proudly on display.
The venue was apparently very hot, so in that sense Kloss was, perhaps, the luckiest of them all, though Gaytten himself came a close second. After his couture show this summer was loudly panned, Gaytten had both more and less to live up to. In a smart if decidedly unexciting move, Gaytten avoided attempting to fill Galliano’s shoes altogether by showing a collection that was pretty, wearable, and most importantly, undoubtedly appealing to Dior’s customer. One thing it was not? Exciting. Another? Theatrical. And when it comes to Dior, at least from our end of the fashion spectrum, those two things trump almost everything else. Except for Kloss’ bare bottom, of course.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.