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John Galliano presented his stunning Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2011 collection in Paris yesterday to rave reviews. The show was decadent, seductive and beautiful and just what we need right now – a fantasy that makes us dream.

Galliano said his Dior Couture collection was inspired by René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house’s most iconic imagery. The London Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander went backstage and spoke to Galliano about the look of the show.

British Designer John Galliano opened the Fall 2010 Haute Couture Collections in Paris today with his dazzling, technicolor floral-inspired collection for Dior. The show was exotic explosion of color like we’ve never seen before.

Galliano’s inspiration was gardens and flowers, and that theme was felt in every detail right down to the models towering ‘peony’ hairdos, each were encased in cellophane wrapping just like a bunch of flowers, thanks to the genius work of milliner Stephen Jones. Galliano said the show was inspired in part by photographer Irving Penn and the beautiful garden of Christian Dior’s childhood home. Watch the video courtesy of the London Daily Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld is always thinking about the future, and admits that many of his ideas for collections often come to him in dreams. This is also the reason he sleeps at night with a white paper sketch pad beside him – “..other people people sleep with other people, I sleep with paper…..”

For his Chanel Spring 2010 Couture Collection, Lagerfeld dreamt about baroque elements, pastel colors and neon lights. It’s a stunning collection full of lightness, fantasy and shimmering silver. Hilary Alexander the Fashion Director of the London Telegraph was there and filed this video report. Hear what Vogue Editor in Chief Anna WIntour and 13 year old fashion blogger Tavi have to say just moments before the show.

By: on Mar 07, 2007, 20:01

Nina Ricci Fall 2007 backstage with Designer Olivier Theyskens, Lara Stone, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Odile Gilbert.  Olivier Theyskens returns to the Paris catwalk with a stunning first collection for Nina Ricci. Olivier’s poetic, non-chalant cool touch is seen everywhere from the feathers in the model’s hair to the romantic evening gowns.  Featuring top model Lara Stone and the Telegraph UK Fashion Director Hilary Alexander. See the gorgeous backstage beauty look created by makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Odile Gilbert.

Executive Producer & Director, and Interviews by Karen Morrison, DP Cameraman: Giovanni Sicignano. Camera Karen Morrison. A production of MODTV Fashion Network.