Monday night in Paris was an exciting time for fans of Christian Dior as well as fans of lingerie! John Galliano, Christian Dior’s creative director, was looking through old photos when he said that he “discovered an image of Marlene Dietrich in a tuxedo, with suspender straps attached to the bottom, the better to keep the jacket perfectly tight. Once I saw that I was flying.”
The result was the stunning Fall 2009 Couture runway show. Models strutted down the catwalk in outfits that reminded me of socialites not yet finished getting dressed for elaborate brunches or formal nights. They wore pairings such as voluminious jackets with garter belts and stockings, sheer crinolines, skirts with full slips, blazers with tap pants, ballgowns that revealed girdles, and dresses cut high enough to expose the skin between panties and stockings.
The models and the lingerie reminded me of many pieces from Secrets in Lace, so if you want to recreate some of these looks, I’d recommend checking there first!