Ah, John Galliano. How I do love you. Despite the lack in expected editor attendance at Paris Couture Week, it doesn't appear to have bothered our designers. As you can see, Galliano hasn't scaled back his Haute Couture spring/summer '09 offering for Christian Dior, and I'd be surprised if others don't follow suit. Crinoline gowns in all shapes, sizes, and colours stormed the catwalk in Paris on Sunday. Adorned in beads and embroideries, each piece was inspired by Vemeer paintings and was paraded in front of a stained glass backdrop.

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