Galliano goes Dutch

It’s an exciting day to be a Dutch girl(or fashionable boy of course-but i’m speaking for myself)!

John Galliano’s spring summer 2009 haute couture collection for Dior is inspired by the great masters of the Dutch school..  as the style of Dutch 17th century painters commonly is refered to. They include Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Antoon van Dyck en Jan Steen.

The inspiration oozes off the clothes, some of which look like they stepped out of famous paintings such as Vermeers milkmaid(see below) and went to a fancy dress party in 1959.

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The  motifs and shades of the world famous Delft blue porcelain showed themselves in trimmings of  some of the dresses.

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the Dutch tulip from the Dutch golden age paintings was there too…

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Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride

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