Christian Dior Fall 2005

Christian Dior Fall 2005 For Sale at 1stDibs

A classic black dress is an indispensable wardrobe essential, always in fashion. No matter if it dates back to the 1920s or is more recent – 1stDibs offers an expansive collection of vintage and contemporary Christian Dior Fall 2005 collections available for sale on its site.

After John Galliano was fired for making anti-Semitic statements at a Paris bar in February 2011, Christian Dior’s House of Christian Dior found itself in disarray. Bernard Arnault led an executive team determined to distance themselves from Galliano while creating a more sustainable path forward for their brand.

Bill Gaytten, longtime employee and head designer for Dior’s ready-to-wear line, was appointed interim artistic director. Subtle changes occurred throughout this 13 month period without Galliano at Dior.

Maria Grazia Chiuri took a thoughtful approach when creating her spring collection by revisiting an important moment from its history: 1947’s debut of the New Look silhouette–which featured tight waistbands, fuller hips and bust areas, as well as curvilinear forms–in order to honor its roots.

This season’s looks were an eclectic blend of modern and retro influences, featuring references to military clothing (D-rings, drawstrings and dog tags) as well as feminine details like ruffles, feathers and draped chiffon. This was inspired by Olesia Trofymenko of Ukraine who uses embroidery techniques to explore themes of folklore and rebirth in her art practice.

Though there were a few missteps with color combinations and deviating into Peruvian costume, it was still an impressive testament to Dior’s legacy and continued relevance.

Chiuri’s fall 2013 collection marked her return to the New Look silhouette with an updated interpretation. She layering tulle over embroidered wool, devising an original pantsuit style and adding glamour through the use of slinky gold lame. Chiuri found inspiration in Gustav Klimt paintings as well as those by Irving Penn, Lillian Bassman and Cecil Beaton among many others.

Chiuri soon proved herself worthy of her new position and took command of the house during its next season, offering more romantic collections that reinstated glamour that was sorely missing from previous collections under her predecessor’s reign. This included dreamy long gowns featuring feather embellishment as well as chic blousons and satin sheath dresses featuring visible bras – her relaunch was successful, leading her to be retained for another season.

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