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Dior, Dior, Dior — and Some Other Stuff

A signature Galliano fedoraPhoto: Getty Images

• John Galliano played “Mrs. Robinson” during the presentation of his pretty, wearable, sixties-inspired Christian Dior line. His other inspirations included Baby Jane Holzer and Raquel Welch. [WWD]

• “Never forget the woman,” a line from a Dior press release in 1961, was included in the notes for John Galliano’s show. Cathy Horyn writes the phrase “probably sounded creaky in 1961; today it invites a drag revue.” And she gave it to him. [On the Runway/NYT]

• Hilary Alexander thought the models at Galliano’s show looked like characters from Peter Sellers flick The Party. [Telegraph]

• The heavy eye makeup at Dior made the models look “glazed” like Stepford wives. [Times]

• Meanwhile, Yohji Yamamoto’s collection would have gotten him booted off Project Runway, but his leather jackets were divine. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]

Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody refused to wear a $1 million pair of Stuart Weitzman stilettos when she found out she was being used for free publicity. She wore flats with her leopard Dior dress instead and posted a rant on her MySpace page. [NYP]

• Barack Obama was the inspiration for a photo spread in Paper magazine of young, hot black men in suits. Robin Givhan asks, “A politician has a ‘look’ worth celebrating? Has the Earth shifted on its axis? Or have the standards of cool sunk terribly low?” [WP]

• Knocked-off Oscar dresses are coming soon to a store near you, just in time for prom! [WWD]

• Karl Lagerfeld is having his muse Amanda Harlech research a book project for him. She says, “It’s about a fictional character, born in 1919, who marries five times.” [WWD]

Dior, Dior, Dior — and Some Other Stuff