Dress, John Galliano

  • John Galliano

  • Whitout label
  • Ready-to-wear, fall-winter 1995-96
  • Ivory silk satin crepe, satin side, taken in the bias entirely inlaid with black georgette crepe by hand embroidered with motifs placed so as to avoid any cutting and pinching
  • GAL2020.2.16
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This sheath dress is made of viscose crepe entirely caught on the bias, John Galliano's signature technique which allows the fabric to be moulded to the body. The large flowers are not printed but inlaid in black Georgette crepe.

This model is an unfinished or simplified prototype. Indeed, the floral motifs were embroidered in white on the model of the fashion show, worn under a long black coat by Carla Bruni.

However, the extremely sophisticated cut of this dress, its clever structure without opening, only adapted to the body thanks to the bias technique, defies the limit between ready-to-wear and haute couture.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson