One thing is for sure: Julianne Moore is not afraid of color, and tonight's Christian Dior Couture gown proved that in spades. Upon closer review, her bold yellow dress — long sleeved and complete with a floor-skimming ball skirt — also featured a waist-cinching cummerbund detail that gave her look an extra dose of dynamic interest. While she kept her hair long and straight, we couldn't help but also notice (and really, how could you miss it?) her beautiful diamond-encrusted cuff. Wow. Are you a fan of Julianne's citron-hued number?Vote on all of our Emmys polls here!
Our favorite SATC star, Sarah Jessica Parker, shined on the red carpet in what she described as a "barely mint" gown by Christian Dior Couture. The layers of tulle emit an ethereal aura while the swirly gold sequin embellishment and cinched-in belt are a modern touch. Do you love it or hate it?
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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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The haute couture show is always an extravagant event in itself, but when you're celebrating your 60th anniversary like the house of Christian Dior was yesterday, you really go all out. 1,000 people were invited to the show, asked to adhere to a dress code of "extreme elegance," and treated to somewhat of a supermodel reunion (Naomi, Linda, Gisele, Helena, Amber, but sadly no Kate), all of which took place - on top of everything else - at L'Orangerie at Versailles.
But then John Galliano has never been one for the minimal runway show approach - never from a man who ends his show by walking out in full matador costume! The collection itself took influence from the age-old pastime of creating living portraits, and sent his models out dressed as though they had walked out of an Impressionist, Pre-Raphaelite or Goya painting - bounties of billowing fabric, rich colors and corsetry. Other models, like Gisele, were a walking image of black and white photography. Like any Galliano show, there were hits and misses, but all in all, a wonderful tribute - to both the great Dior, and the great masters of art.
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