Are you a haute couture customer? Congratulations. I hope you are enjoying reading this on your gold-plated iPad seated in your G6 (or G7 if you have the upgrade).
If you are merely a Dior fan, then goodness, has Mister Galliano delivered you some treats. For spring summer 2011, he has shared distinctly modern ways to wear the new look silhouette, some luscious strong make-up and retro yet current hair that's ideal for the second day after washing.
This first look is ideal for any meeting. It's got everything a modern power woman needs - leather, chiffon, a high-neck, long-sleeves and some feminine beading. Perhaps leave our the eye mask. Could put potential investors off etc. The second is just as practical, not just for the animal print we all sport so much of. Drawing the eye up to a voluminous cropped jacket draws them away from any hip bumps. Instantly slimming.
Retro yet modern is also the theme of the day in the make-up and hair department. Lips like ruby red glass, eyeliner wings like an eagle's pair and bold sweeps of green and pink. Please do try this at home for your next evening out. And for the hair, get the hot rollers on and stock up on Elnett. Go boldly, this is not an effect that can cope with half efforts.
- Melanie Hick
All photos Rex features.