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Haute Or Not: Christian Dior Couture Spring 2010

Jan. 26 2010, Published 2:26 p.m. ET

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As Kylie Minogue, Anna Wintour and Dita Von Teese sat poised in the front row of the Spring/Summer 2010 Christian Dior Couture fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, models traipsed down the runway in classic Edwardian fashion. While many designers have taken a break from elaborate and luxurious fashion, due to the economic slip over the past few years, John Galliano refuses to compromise fashion for frugality, designing a collection which looked like it belonged on the bourgeoisie the 19th Century!

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Painted white faces covered in gauze, bright red lips, streaky, elaborate updos pulled back into hairnets, tophats, and elaborate gowns suited for royalty dominated the runway, in a show that is sure to influence the direction of the fashion industry.

What were the fashionistas in the front row of the Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show wearing, and how did they respond to the dramatic collection? Check out the gallery in Style to find out.

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