As girls, I am sure all of you loved listening to fairy tales when we were little. I know I did! I vividly remember the enchanting world of magical far away kingdoms, beautiful princes and princesses. My imagination drew enticing pictures of ridiculously beautiful places in my mind. Somehow, I could not help but feel, that this made up world of fairy tale goes hand in hand with fashion.

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Found on: favim.com

If you think about it, it is one of the most obvious and logical connections if fashion and magic can be logical. And I do belive that fashion is the closest thing we have to magic. Every editorial spread or runaway show, takes us on a trip to a different fairy tale land, whether it is in the classical princess-like manner or folklore ethnic -like way, whether it is to a futuristic avant garde land or to a darker and more twisted couture reality.

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From head to toe everything is so magical and I offer you a trip to dream land.

# Dior Fashion Fairy tales

First stop is Dior. The fashion house signature is the magical settings of their shows. Especially during John Galliano‘s reign. Every runaway told a different story. Undoubtably, there is no one better, to turn fairy tales into reality than Dior. Not to mention that every garment and look on its own is like a character from a tale. We can go ten years back and it is still as enchantingly beautiful and relevant. Dior got one thing right – fairy tales are timeless. Let’s take a look!

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History Dior Fall Couture 2004 Wonderland with Alice

The year is 2004 and it is the Fall Couture show. It is the peak of Galliano’s creative genius and I feel like he had taken us to Wonderland with Alice and we are about to meet the Queen of Hearts!

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History Dior Fall Couture 2004 queen of spades

Of course, alongside with the Queen of Hearts we meet her darker sister the magnificent  Queen of Spades.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior- Egyptian times for the 2004 Spring Couture collection

We jump back to Egyptian times for the 2004 Spring Couture collection. What can be more mystical and mysterious than ancient Egypt? The emperor’s masks are a pretty obvious way to go, however if you look past them, the garments carry the distinctive Egyptian feel for gold and glory without being too literal.

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Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior

Gold is not the only colour who can take us to the ancient times and Dior and Galliano prove it like no one else.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior- 2008 Spring Couture show

This time, we jump ahead to 2008 Spring Couture show. Dior is taking us to an eastern dream land inspired of geishas and samurai warriors.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior- origami shapes

This mystical collection drives its inspiration from the crazy exceptional origami shapes. There is no denying that a huge part of the garments themselves look like origami.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior- Fall 2010 Couture and one of Galliano's last shows

It is Fall 2010 Couture and one of Galliano’s last shows for Dior. He might be arrogant and a little unorthodox but they say it is a thin line between genius and madness. And I dare say no one could argue that Galliano has a genius spark in him. In this collection he turns to nature and the models do look like fairies in the forest.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior- Fall 2010 Couture and one of Galliano's last shows

The vibrant colours and the floral elements make you feel like the models would spread their magical fairy wings any second and fly to consult mother nature.

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Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior - 2011 Collection is the first for  Bill Gaytten

This 2011 Collection is the first for Dior after Galliano and it is time for Bill Gaytten to shine. He manages to keep the magic alive with two major themes in the show. Here we see the first one – his interpretation of the clown but like everything couture it is extraordinary!

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Dior - 2011 Collection is the first for  Bill Gaytten

Here is the other theme – more down to earth folklore inspired looks!

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History -  Dior's Couture from 2014

Last stop before we move on is something more recent – Dior’s Couture from 2014. This time we are feeling a little cold but that’s okay, since we are looking at Snow Queen’s parade.

# Elie Saab Fashion Fairy tales

Our next destination is Elie Saab, although it may seem as an odd choice at first. His shows and designs are not so crazy elaborate and strongly themed as Dior’s. On the other hand, he can make no mistake when it comes to dressing a woman in a gown and making her feel like a part of a fairy tale. He is every woman’s modern Fairy God mother so to speak.

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Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Elie Saab

It is 2003 and Saab is still exploring the designer role. However, his gipsy princess is beautifully interpreted.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Elie Saab

A few years later, in a 2008 Couture Show he shows us his dark princess. And she is beautiful and elegant.

Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Elie Saab

In 2010 Elie Saab explores his more gentle side, trying more pastel and tender colours. He is recreating a modern Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Bell dresses.

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Fashion Fairy tales Throughout History - Elie Saab

In 2011 Saab sticks with the pastel colours but he also drives inspiration from nature elements using floral prints as well as adding actual flower details.The result are his Forest Princesses.

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Which is your favourite Fashion Fairy tale?

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