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Christian Dior Spring 2010: From Inspector Hubbard to Grace Kelly

PARIS, Oct 3, 2009 / FW/ — With Bruce Willis and his new wife Emma Heming sitting front row with Rihanna who has been to almost all the important shows in Paris this week, John Galliano unveiled his lingerie-inspired Spring 2010 collection for Dior.

Dior Spring 2010

It had an auspicious beginning; a set reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder” complete with the sound effect of a telephone ringing, a gun-shot and a woman screaming. Then the first model came out wearing a metallic mini trench coat and you begin to think, is she the female equivalent of Inspector Hubbard?

But, wait, she transforms as she subtly undresses in front of us until she begins to wear see-through dresses revealing her underwear; then we begin to think that John Galliano was thinking of Margo.

Though this might be far-fetched, and of course, the late Princess Grace Kelly was never mentioned nor referenced in the collection, but the grace of the models is reminiscent of her. If you’re wondering why, it’s because Margo was played by the late Princess in the 1954 thriller movie, “Dial M for Murder”.

[MARGUERITE SEBASTIEN]