Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949 vs Spring Summer 2010

Written By bryanboy

Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949 vs 2010


Here's a photo of the "Junon" ball gown from Christian Dior in 1949…

Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949

… fast forward sixty one years later, here's a gown from John Galliano for Christian Dior haute couture spring/summer 2010.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010 by John Galliano

The keyword for 2010 is… "HERITAGE"!

photos via Metropolitan Museum, Catwalking


  1. I love love love it! The vintage look is absolutely fabolous and CD never fails ;) Thanks for the beautiful photos.

  2. I love how both dresses look like magnificent Betta splendens. Also, the “Junon” ball gown reminds me of a cascading waterfall.
    So dreamlike… I love the whimsical vibe each brings, true designs from Dior.

  3. AdhiPuTaw

    Aspects of photography aside, I like the 1949 version better, too. I think the colors of the 1949 gown—from the fabric and the embellishments—are more in harmony than those in the 2010 gown. 1949’s embellishments on the skirt are also more visible than 2010’s that go in the same shade as the skirt petals.

    Nevertheless, the 2010 gown is still a killer.

  4. The “Junon” ball gown from Christian Dior in 1949 is a beautiful treat to the eyes.. and clearly a product of passion for fashion. I adore this masterpiece!

  5. Platinumboy

    I spotted this similarity, of not the same, right away. and I think it could be a sign of the end of John Galliano for Dior. Nothing new here for this HC Dior collection.

  6. Dior had always been about heritage under John Galliano, I don’t know how many times he’s referenced the New Look over the last 10 years!
    Not complaining though, Dior is still eye candy!

  7. Actually Miley wore a Muraid that bears “uncanny resemblance” to the vintage Dior.

  8. Dior has a vault that is full of Christian’s old sketches and already designed dresses as well as just print ups that the designer of today goes to for reference so as to not lose Christian in spirit. it’s all very beautiful and I love that even when the line is completely different than you would expect from Dior, you can still find pieces, big or small, on the new designs that bring you back to that place and time decades ago with Christian Dior himself!

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