John Galliano Menswear: For The Everyday Man

January 30th, 2006 // 10 Comments

Galliano loves the excess, and it was apparent in his women’s line as well.

The tone for last week was set by the Christian Dior show. “Red is the new Libertine, Platinum is the new Marie Antoinette,” declared John Galliano in his program for Dior. Dior shows are renowned for fantastical hair and make-up, and for this season, each model wore a white-blonde wig.

Corsets, costumes and grand gowns being Galliano’s stock in trade, Marie Antoinette is a natural muse for him at the house of Dior.

As ever with Galliano, there was a dark side to this collection. (He designed it around the time of the recent Paris riots, and says these were on his mind.) With vast hoods and capes, tightly laced horsemen’s leathers and lashings of blood red, there was as much of the executioner as of the damsel in distress. The finale? A vast hooped white gown daubed in red with “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite”.

More photos of John Galliano’s menswear after the jump.

Guillotine chic a slice of excess [The Age]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. King Smart Ian

    Do the red shorts come in a 44 waist?

  2. Never thought I’d see the day when something resenbling a black eye would be featured on the catwalk.

  3. Fugly Girl

    Buffy, have you tried the new sock scarf by Dior? I hear it keeps the neck warm while repelling paparazzi.

    WTF? Galliano is just way too over the top. I can definitely picture all the males in my office in those painted jeans. Ooh la la!

  4. d.c.

    hahaha! Smile’re on candid camera!

  5. Viv Westwood has one hell of a lawsuit to press.

  6. Girly Girl

    annoying scarves? Check
    ugly coats? Check
    red plether homo-shorts? Check
    shirts? Not so much.

  7. han

    the “derelicte” line from Zoolander has become a reality…

  8. Mr. Mr.

    who would have thought that costumes from Clockwork Orange would be so hot on the runway…

  9. kittykat

    Looks like a side-show for Cirque Du Soleil!

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