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The Couture Shows: Dior and Chanel

The epitomes of French fashion, the houses of Dior and Chanel, showed their couture collections for 2011 earlier this week.  Whilst Chanel deigned us all with a reincarnation of Gabrielle herself, Dior  took influence from an earlier period; focussing on the watercolor palette favoured by Gruau's (Dior's illustator in the 40's and 50's) . And where Chanel allowed the garments to fall, and flow and to move in time with the models, Dior took a much more structured approach with reminders of the crinoline and extreme tailoring. (Images from style.com) 
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