by Penny Martin .

Fade to Grey at Dior

A show of two halves: the first a sequence of nubby, baggy, grey, Chanel-style suits with chain detail (as seen at Balenciaga this morning, apparently) and the second a group of mushroom, sugar pink and sage Grecian dresses with metal hoop detail (as at Chris Kane, in fact). Lucy Ewing, who is travelling with us, tells me it's a very pared down version of the Couture. Even Galliano's entrance was grey, sombre and subdued. Like last Dior S/S, a complete departure from what went before.