Haute couture is magical, and the looks that emerge from the week of shows in Paris vary from the incredibly gorgeous, to the downright wild. Would you ever wear a dress that looks like splattered water, or a hat in the shape of a radio? Probably not,
John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture, Autumn 1997 two piece suit of gray wool tweed. The jacket peplum is padded and references the jackets of Dior's New Look of 1947. Worn with a choker made of 35 rings of silver. From the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.