Alber Elbaz started with simple lines which became more fanciful and colourful as the collection progressed, gorgeous textures, severe but sensual drapes, black lace, knit sheaths with poufs of mousseline, and roses (in stunning accessories, from belts to necklaces and bracelets). This was one stunning collection:
I will not go into the Dior/Galliano issue except to say how incredibly sad it is. It is also sad that this collection was Galliano's last for the Dior house. Rich colours and lush textures, which finished with tiers of sheer pastel chiffon, lace, and tulle.
Yves Saint Laurent