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Christian Dior have today announced the departure of Creative Director Raf Simons
Raf Simons showed his latest offering for Dior in Paris this week.
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Troubled, yes, but there's no doubting John Galliano's genius. He was much missed at last week's couture shows, says Susannah Frankel
For the first time in almost 15 years, the autumn/winter haute couture season opened in Paris yesterday with a Christian Dior show that did not feature John Galliano.
The fashion house Christian Dior fired its chief designer, John Galliano, yesterday for what it described as "particularly odious" remarks glorifying Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.
Fashion house Christian Dior has sacked British designer John Galliano after allegations he made anti-Semitic remarks.
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The audience at a Christian Dior couture show expects the clothes to be presented with a theatrical flourish, and John Galliano delivered. Held at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where Dior himself set up his grand salon, yesterday's show felt like a turbocharged take on the original couture shows of the late Forties and Fifties.
Even in a recession, sex sells. At the Paris couture shows, where designers turn fantasy into reality, the mood was decidedly sultry. Carola Long reports
The changing shape of our bras and knickers over the past 100 years offers intimate insight into women's lives. Harriet Walker delves into the nation's drawers
"Of course they are hard to wear," says the designer Kris Van Assche, on the voluminous trousers in his debut collection for Dior Homme shown in July last year. "But then, at the beginning, everybody thought that stretch black jeans were hard to wear." Now, thanks to the legacy of Van Assche's predecessor, Hedi Slimane, the slim silhouette dominates menswear, from mod-inspired suits to the ubiquitous skinny jeans.
Critics have predicted its death for years - but haute couture is riding high again
John Galliano, the Christian Dior designer, kicked off the round of couture shows in Paris yesterday with an elegant visual argument for haute couture's place in the modern world.
President Nicolas Sarkozy was joined by fashion giants from around the globe yesterday in paying tribute to the iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent, who has died aged 71.