I have been on a bit of a school-Scanning-Marathon as my scanner is broken. Here are some illustration I did from Galliano for Christian Dior’s Fall 2008 Couture collection. The collection itself was just a feast of pure exuberance and glamour.
Beautiful pastel and watercolours combined with amazing shape and cut, this show is really worth checking out.
I chose just three Looks, But I think Im going to draw many more as I really love this collection. The garments are so interesting to draw, as well as the shoes and accessories.
The first Look is this beautiful pale blue jacket and skirt. The base of the look is an extreemly fitted corset, a Galliano/Dior trademark. An A-line skirt is accentuated by a fitted, draped jacket.
This look doesn’t include much embroidery, so I really tried to capture the movement and fluidity of the draped fabrics and how they contour the feminine lines of the figure.
The second look I chose carries on with the pastel theme, this time A Lilac ‘Bar’ Suit and fitted pencil skirt. The jacket is a feat of impeccable tailoring, draped fabric creating a giant bow around the models neck and shoulder, but with the overall jacket being amazingly fitted and constricting.
The skirt has a little bit of detail on the small kick at the hem however the main focus of the look is the bow, which I tried to recreate the strict lines of the bottom and the voluminous top half and how they link together.
The final look I chose was so fitting for Halloween, which is coming up in the next few days. The sexiest ‘Morticia Adams’ you will ever see, The base of the look is a fantastic corseted body suit. Overlaid with a completely sheer, long-sleeved fishtail dress which is gathered up the middle seam, accessorised with a giant bead necklace.
The bottom of this dress is where all the amazing detail is found, Really weighing down the bottom of the sheer dress, a fully embroidered skirt creates the illusion of beads and crystals creeping up from the hem. The bottom is truly a beautiful juxtaposition from the lightness of the top of the dress.
I really like this collection, In my opinion Galliano should be bought back to Dior, even though he did have a troubled patch, he does know the Dior woman inside out, as he has recreated her for the past 20 years. His creations and ideas are truly beautiful
(All Illustrations are my own)