I'm not exactly a fashionista. The world of haute couture is generally offensive to me, since it's largely comprised of ugly threads on painfully unattractive people, but every few years designers seem to unanimously decide it's time for them to appease me, and the industry turns universally toward fashion inspired by the military uniforms of World War II. Recently on the Parisian runway, class-act Christian Dior revealed their Fall ready-to-wear line, and my heart exploded in my chest.
The 1940s comprise one of my favorite periods of history, particularly from a sartorial slant. While the gowns in this collection are plainly influenced by the '30s and have basically nothing to do with the fashion of WWII, they're still stunning.
Slouchy, tomboyish, hot as hell. This jacket. THIS JACKET. And the bag.
Drapey harem-flood-pants are strange, but strangely appealing.
Battlestar Galactica dog tags.
I would wear this outfit in its entirety. The Lieutenant jacket, the beautifully pocketed, military green pencil skirt. I yearn for a kick-pleat in the back, but there are not posterior views, alas. Again, the thigh high stockings. Working. Yeah, EVERYTHING here, I would do very naughty, probably illegal things to own.
The only thing missing from this collection, which you can view in its entirety here, would be well tailored men's style trousers. Those weird drapey harem-flood-pants are fine, and in theory should be the curvy girl's answer to skinny jeans, but I'm looking for something like this:
Hopefully, the trickle-down to other lines sold in places like Nordstrom, Lord&Taylor all the way down to H&M will maintain some of these details and the cleanliness of line, because I am jonesin' for this stuff, real bad. When my closet looks like the wardrobe from Band of Brothers and Inglourious Basterds, I'll be happy.