It’s that time again. The couture shows are in full swing in Paris and I would be very surprised if any couture collection surpasses the brilliance of John Galliano’s for Christian Dior. Posted on Style.com today, the collection is a total visual overload. Inspired by John Singer Sargent’s Madame X and Gustav Klimt, one couldn’t expect less from the mind of a creative visionary. Voluminous chiffon dresses embellished in sparkles, plastic flowers (the title of my current song obsession by “The Wake”), and embroidery. Lime green, mint green, magentas, purples, yellows, reds – a whirlwind of colors and oversize silhouettes that cocoon the body are enough to take you on fantasy. It doesn’t stop there, however. My favorite details of the show: the makeup. Peggy Moffitt meets the Bride of Frankenstein meets nymph-like beauty. The eyes were decorated heavy with eyeliner hinting at the sixties (Peggy Moffitt), and were also covered in candy colored dots, vibrant feathers, and sequins. Immaculate up-dos topped with saucer hats and lamp shades courtesy of milliner Stephen Jones were a little space age, although Galliano said the inspiration behind the hair was Diana Vreeland in her Vogue years.

Overall, the show exuded a sixties glamour that left me wanting more. Below, some photos taken from Style.com.

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