Dior teaches you how to dress classically for Fall

Much will be said about the House of Dior over coming months. A lot of the chatter will include talk of its former designer John Galliano. He’s currently before the French courts because of that incident with a verdict on whether he is guilty as accused expected in September. Until then the man and the fashion house will undoubtedly be tied. And that’s probably a fair thing. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever know the true extent of the hand he had in the formation of Dior’s next autumn / winter collection, but what we do know is the impact he had on the fashion house’s couture and ready-to-wear lines. To the couture he brought a true mastery of the extravagant, to the ready-to-wear he brought something far subtler but still no less strong as a story.

That story for Christian Dior’s fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection begins with femininity as its foundation and continues with Britishness as its motif. Some may misidentify it as thoroughly English in its application, and in a Victorian sense of England’s appropriation of so many foreign icons it is. But in reality this is a collection that is more a tour-de-force of the British Isles, one that interprets so many of fall 2011′s fashion statements from the perspective of the classics.

dior fall 2011 campaign

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book
Dior RTW A '11 Look Book

And if classic, women’s fashion with a heavy 1950s infusion is your thing, then you’d do well to look over Dior‘s autumn / winter 2011 collection and campaign tie-in. From the fox fur trim as day wear to its use of sheer tulle for the evening, it is autumn / fall 2011′s fashion to a tee. In fact, it’s almost a how-to guide.

You can see all of Dior‘s autumn / fall 2011 advertising campaign by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the photo gallery.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is Fashionising.com’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of Fashionising.com’s co-founders.

He can be followed on Facebook and on Instagram.