Dita Von Teese and Fab fave Diane Kruger, both in chic black, looked on as John Galliano kicked off couture week. Against a set of dark draped fabric, intricately embroidered gowns in all shades of the rainbow — chartreuse, persimmon, fuchsia, and canary yellow included — popped. Gustav Klimt-inspired accoutrements, leopard print, and feathers all got special nods: the latter even adorning eyelashes in fluorescent shades.

Galliano's love affair with vertiginous platform shoes continued, this time with cut-out wedge heels and color-contrasting cap-toes. All in all, an opening that didn't necessarily venture into new frontiers for Dior couture, but a strong opening nonetheless.

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