Dior Newspaper Dress
The Dior Newspaper Dress
The iconic Dior newspaper dress is a part of the brand’s archives and is a must have for collectors. It was designed by John Galliano and captures the essence the designer’s work at Dior. This dress is in excellent condition. It does have a small amount of yellowing, but it perfectly matches the newsprint character.
In his first collection, Galliano took inspiration from the “Tramp Balls” of the 1920s and 1930s, when Parisian socialites dressed as poor people to party. This collection was controversial and inspired the “Derelicte” collection in the movie Zoolander. The collection’s success gave Galliano the idea for his next ready-to-wear show.
Galliano used newspaper prints for a few seasons. Today, PLT sells newspaper printed garments starting at $18 on its US website. Although the brand has removed Galliano-related merchandise, they still sell newspaper print garments without the designer’s name.
The print was first seen on Galliano’s Fall/Winter 2000/2001 collection. It was inspired from a 1935 print by Elsa Schiaparelli, Dior. The newspaper print was printed on a silk-spun gown with short sleeves. Known for appropriating historical moments and cultures, this print has since returned to Christian Dior collections.
The autumn/winter 2000/2001 collection included the Dior newspaper dress. It featured headlines from newspapers as well as images by John Galliano. Carrie Bradshaw wore the dress with Christian Louboutin heels. Bradshaw wore the dress to a lunch date with Big and Natasha in the second SATC film.