By Erin Moonyeen Haley
From 1996 to 2011, John Galliano helmed Dior as the Creative Director, a gloriously bombastic and flamboyant era that many argue can never be replicated or revived in any truly authentic way. Some of the most memorable looks included his Matrix-infused line for Fall/Winter 1999, where models not so much walked the runway as stalked its length, and the Fall/Winter 2000 Fetish Fashion Show that was about as sexually coy as Madonna’s Girlie Show tour, thanks to its abundance of leather, rubber and piercings.
Actor, singer and producer Cynthia Erivo - who stars as the Blue Fairy in Walt Disney's live-action Pinocchio - channeled Galliano’s glamorous eccentricities at the world premiere of the Walt Disney film, the long-awaited live-action retelling of the classic story of wishes gone awry and adventures everywhere you look.
Styled by Jason Bolden, the multi-talented thespian stunned in vintage Dior with its chartreuse reptile skin pattern that blended flawlessly into a yellow gold bodice that ruffled into a ruched mermaid's tail. The star wisely ditched a necklace, drawing attention to the gown’s details, instead opting for chunky bangles and rings while also wearing metallic gold platform heels. The premiere might be in honor of a wooden puppet who longs to be a boy, but Erivo was the stunner who stole the show.