Just when I dared to wonder whether or not John Galliano had lost his way just a bit at Christian Dior, he came through with a breathtaking Fall 2010 Haute Couture collection and now, even more to my delight, amazing shoes and bags for Christian Dior Spring 2011. If only every designer had the ability to respond in such a striking, creative way after losing a bit of momentum.
I’m not sure how else to describe these shoes other than wall-to-wall, brightly colored perfection. Shrinking violets and those who shy away from mixing bold colors need not apply, just as we’ve seen all over the runways of Milan and Paris. What these shoes manage to do, though, is take that idea to the next level – not only are they a mishmash of bright colors, but of textures, prints and materials. That they all manage to work so cohesively within the sailors-and-island-girls theme is nothing short of very impressive. Just when I thought Prada might have the prize for Spring 2011′s best shoes all wrapped up, Dior makes a bold claim for the title.
Photos via Style.com.