Paris Autumn/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Fashion Week got a head start with Christian Dior Fall 2011 Haute Couture Collection. There was everything; colors, drama, prints but for the first time in 15 years,Christian Dior show did not feature John Galliano and his designs.

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However British designer Galliano was sacked in March but Dior still knows how to put on a show. This time, 51-year-old designer Bill Gaytten and his assistant Susanna Venegas, presented first Dior couture show without John Galliano.

Collection was inspired by formerChristian Dior designer Marc Bohan’s creations, held in tents in the gardens of the Rodin Museum.

There were dresses in whimsical prints and vibrant hues, floor length dresses, bubble gum cropped pastel jackets, flowing chiffon dresses, stunning and kooky Stephen Jones headpieces, 50s poodle skirts, ruffled collars and much more.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2011 Show opened with model stepping on runway in a crazy-paving jacket with a ruffled collar and a full pleated skirt.

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With makeup by Pat McGrath and blown out hair styled by Orlando Pita, models grabbed attention. Eyebrows covered with block neon shades in aqua-green and pinks and metallic blues, green and bronze shadows accented with clear sequins added to the drama.

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60s-style waves dominated the runway and acknowledging Christian Dior’s legacy were pieces like a bar jacket or two in the mix and looks based on the rose, a classic Christian Dior emblem.

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Just like opening, Christian Dior haute couture finale was also larger than life. On display were dresses featuring multiple tiers on candy-colored tops, elaborate cascading frocks.

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Rounding up the show was model Karlie Kloss who stepped on runway dressed as a Pierrot in cascading dress sporting white head gear with black spots.

Bill Gaytten and Susanna Venegas took the bow at the end of the catwalk show.