I was looking at the Dior, Gucci, and YSL Rive Gauche fall lines over the weekend, and I also dropped by Maxfield Bleu to see what bargains I could find on the spring/summer stuff, and seeing Dior and Gucci pieces alongside each other really brought into relief how much better designed and better constructed Dior pieces really are. Â Case in point: the stiff denim Dior jacket vs a similar Gucci jacket. Â The Dior jacket had an amazing, ultra clean cut, and was made of terrific denim with an inimitable color and finish. Â The Gucci jacket was fussy with stitched details, constructed from unremarkable stiff denim, and seemed rather frumpy in comparison. The same observations could be made for the entire Dior and Gucci collections for the S/S 2002 and F/W 2003 seasons. Â The YSL collections fared only slightly better. Â The only Tom Ford pieces that were better than their Hedi Slimane counterparts were his YSL shirts. Â Am I just dreaming this, or have others noticed the same thing?