Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2011

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week kicked off today and John Galliano for Christian Dior  was amongst the first designers to present his Haute Couture collection for Spring 2011. It's a strong collection, inspired by illustrator Rene Gruau, with voluminous dresses, cinched waists and bold colours as well as soft pastel tones. I especially adore the second look I posted, as the colours are stunning and suit the model's pale skin so beautifully. This collection wasn't really anything new, but it's exactly what you would expect from Dior at its best - and after a few disappointing Dior collections I can honestly say I LOVE this one :) And don't these looks above just SCREAM Springtime?

You can view the entire collection HERE and check out this video of the show:

credit: image 1 & 2, image 3 & 4 nowfashion