Paris Haute Couture week 2011: Christian Dior, Armani and Chanel show… but no sign of disgraced John Galliano

Paris Haute Couture week 2011: Christian Dior, Armani and Chanel show… but no sign of disgraced John Galliano

No sign of disgraced designer John Galliano as Christian Dior opens Paris Couture Week in a riot of colour

7:37 PM on 4th July 2011

Runway success: Christian Dior Runway success: Christian Dior

Runway success: Christian Dior”s autumn/winter show was a riot of pattern and colour, with undulating Frank Gehry-inspired lines creating architectural drama

Sharp: Box pleat skirts and structured jackets created angular silhouettes, while dramatic prints added interest Fantasy: Candy box colours and architectural shapes made for an exuberant collection

Sharp: Box pleat skirts and structured jackets created angular silhouettes, while bold prints added interest

Fantasy: Candy box colours and architectural shapes made for an exuberant collection Talent for tailoring: Layers of green and blue fabric swirl to the model

Contrast: Diaphanous chiffon was sliced through with vivid tones, while candy box colours and architectural shapes made for an exuberant collection

Coloured in: Macaron hues contrasted with graphic monotone prints, while Gaytten Brightening up: Macaron hues contrasted with graphic monotone prints, while Gaytten

Brightening up: Macaron hues contrasted with graphic monotone prints, while Gaytten”s talent for tailoring was evident in the structure and texture of the fabric layers

Impressive: A Pierrot-inspired model ended the well-received Christian Dior show Impressive: A Pierrot-inspired model ended the well-received Christian Dior show

Multitude of muses: An impressive Pierrot-inspired gown ended the well-received Christian Dior show

Well-received: Dior Racist rant John Galliano was fired from his position as creative head at Christian Dior after his arrest for alleged anti-Semitic comments made at a cafe in Paris

Well-received: Dior”s studio head, Bill Gaytten, and his assistant Suzanna Venegas take their bow (left) after the label”s first collection without disgraced designer John Galliano (left) at the helm