Enter the back-to-front jacket as Galliano adds touch of surrealism
Galliano has been criticised for sacrificing fashion to spectacle, and there is no doubt that the scale of past theatrics has threatened to overwhelm the clothes.
This time, however, the collection was shown in the far more intimate surroundings of the Dior salon, to no more than 60 people at a time.
It looked more lovely for it; the Dior atelier is the most accomplished in the world, and it was good to be so close to the clothes you could hear the silk rustle.
Galliano's signature curvy jackets and wide-legged trousers were as finely executed as his bias-cut dresses, and this collection demonstrated a balanced juxtaposition between the two.
The designer introduced his presentation. "I'm interested in the gentle side of surrealism," he said. "And in the fact that what you see isn't always what you get."
To this end, there were rectangular sequins, purses for pockets and fine jersey printed to look like Prince of Wales check.
As one beautiful ensemble after another came out, there was no doubt that the moneyed couture customer would find plenty to choose from. You could almost see the dollar signs reflected in Dior executives' eyes.
It's been a good week for them. As LVMH, (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) continues to increase its interest in Gucci - it now owns a 26.7 per cent stake of the Italian fashion and luxury goods company - the fashion conglomerate is back making headlines. LVMH shares rose 11 eruos last Friday.
Christian Dior is, of course, the jewel in the LVMH crown, and Galliano, the house's designer-in-chief, has proved once again that he will not disappoint.
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Gay couple buy JebBushForPresident.com web domain, and refuse to sell
16 Waitrose customers who could not cope with the end of free coffee
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: Phase Co-ordinator for Foundation and Key S...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: SEN Teacher We have a fantastic special n...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an 11-18 all ability co-educat...
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 6 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...