Christian Dior Fall 2011 CoutureAfter John Galliano was dismissed from Dior and Bill Gaytten took over as creative director, there was little bit of uproar from the fashion world. After Bill Gaytten showed his Fall 2011 couture collection for Christian Dior, he actually received a lot of ridicule from the public. I could understand why because he's the new kid on the block. I mean, John Galliano has a huge following, so of course anyone who replaces him would probably get eggs thrown at them.
Christian Dior Fall 2011 CoutureI feel bad for Gaytten. He's doing the best he can and I think it's working. Sure there are quite a few differences in the "new" Christian Dior. One thing that I noticed is that Gaytten's work is less sophisticated and refined. And you know, this is not bad thing.
Christian Dior Fall 2011 CoutureI think Gaytten's new look for Dior is fitting into today's economy. John Galliano always catered to the woman who wanted to look like she was aristocratic while Gaytten is now catering to a younger, freer cliental.
Christian Dior Fall 2011 CoutureI just hate seeing Gaytten get chewed up and spit out by his critics. And most of the critics, who are bashing everything about the show, are just doing so because they have a loyalty to Galliano. I think they need to quiet down a bit and give their honest opinion because no matter what is said, Galliano would not be working with Christian Dior anytime in the future.
To hear more of what I think about Bill Gaytten and Dior, please check out my video below!
What do you guys think about Bill Gaytten's work so far with Christian Dior?