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Dior's Handbags for 2008's Resort Collection Fail to Please

By Katherine

Catwalk Queen have reliably informed me that it's Resort collection time, and Dior are the first down the catwalk in New York with their designs for the, ahem, how should I say it...more wealthy customers, let's put it that way. John Galliano, head designer at Dior, sent down many '60s designs which our sisters-in-the-know are calling 'Elizabeth Taylor-inspired'. The bags followed suit, with these pastel coloured pillbox-style shoulder bags done in patent leather, suede, and shown here, croc...

Several of the bags had cute matching purses dangling from the sides by chains, and by the looks of them, they've been quilted in the 'Cannage' style that many of their other bags are made in.

I was surprised by the evening bags Dior presented - with their hard cases covered in pastel satins and bejewelled with gems and ribbons, they look better suited for a 14-year old's first prom rather than a wealthy mature woman's accessory to be worn whilst on holiday in Spain.

There's no beating around the bush here, Galliano has definitely been channelling our grandmothers in his latest Resort collection for Dior - but is that a good thing or not? With the trend in fashion leaning towards the yesteryear, is this '60s Barbara Hutton look going to be making it into your wardrobe?

[Images: Getty]

Related: Dior's drawstring 'Cannage' bag | Dior's 'Off-print' saddle bag | Dior's Spring 2007 collection

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