Dress, John Galliano

  • John Galliano

  • Label on the dress in woven satin inside, back neckline on the right side, light blue on brown: "[trained lion] / John Galliano / PARIS / [trained lion]"
  • Ready-to-wear, spring-summer 1995
  • Black silk satin, partially iron-on. Black silk georgette crepe with inlays.
  • GAL2020.2.14
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

British designer John Galliano owes his fame in part to the extreme sophistication he has brought to his ready-to-wear models.

For spring-summer 1995, John Galliano is presenting a resounding collection amidst old collectibles. His models are inspired by the silhouette of the 1950s, with a marked waist and rounded hips.

Among them, this satin strapless dress with open necklines on a very indented skirt is reminiscent of Christian Dior's "Camaïeu" dress (autumn-winter 1949-50), a strapless evening gown with a skirt adorned with two crossed satin panels and buttoned like a dinner jacket.

With hindsight, this collection heralds the appointment of John Galliano in 1996 as artistic director of the Christian Dior fashion house.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson