John Galliano Wows Paris

July 7, 2010
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John Galliano Wow Paris

Paris Couture Week kicked off in full bloom on Monday with a stunningly colourful collection from John Galliano.

The Christian Dior designer wowed onlookers including Lily Cole, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively with the striking looks, at the display in a transparent tent in the grounds of the Rodin museum.

Galliano was clearly inspired by flowers for the collection, which featured flashes of bright colours and plenty of hand-painted detailing.

A collection of ball gowns, saved for the finale, saw the celebrity crowd wowed with huge, colourful dresses jutting out from the waist, seemingly inspired by Elizabethan-style extravagance.

The show also featured a number of hairpieces courtesy of fellow Brit, milliner Stephen Jones, made to look like the cellophane wrapping used by florists.

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The couture shows run until July 8, with displays from Givenchy, Chanel, Elie Saab and Valentino.

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