Coat, John Galliano

  • John Galliano

  • Woven satin label inside, mid-back neckline, sky blue on wine lees: "John / Galliano / [heraldic coat of arms with lions and cocks facing each other] / PARIS"
  • Ready-to-wear, fall-winter 1996-97
  • Wool felt printed in shades of orange, yellow, green and blue on a wine lees background. Laser cut fringes. Tartan wool lining with red, yellow, green, black and white stripes. Tartan taffeta braids with red, blue and yellow stripes on a white background.
  • GAL2020.13.2
  • Donation of John Galliano S.A. - Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

John Galliano's cultural eclecticism is evident in all his creations. 

This heavy wool felt coat from the fall-winter 1996-97, covered with prints inspired by Aztec motifs, cut flat like a Japanese kimono, with fringed edges like Native American decorations, is entirely lined with warm Scottish wool. 

In all, four inspirations literally from the four corners of the world are found in this unfinished coat. Indeed, the workshops were unable to complete its closure system, which does not hinder its presentation on the body and held by one hand by the mannequin at the time of the fashion show.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson