Dress, John Galliano

  • John Galliano

  • Label on the dress in woven satin inside waist mid back, light blue on brown: "[trained lion] / John Galliano / PARIS / [trained lion]"
  • Ready-to-wear, fall-winter 1995-96
  • Fuchsia silk crepe entirely on the bias. Gadroon-shaped stitching. Black plumetis tulle, black acetate satin ribbon, fuchsia acetate satin ribbon, fuchsia velvet ribbons. Fuchsia and red chiffon. Red and fuchsia changing taffeta.
  • GAL2020.2.17
  • Acquisition, Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The large evening dress from the 1995-96 Autumn-Winter collection recalls John Galliano's Hispanic origins. Born in Gibraltar to an English father with Italian origins, he moved to the outskirts of London at the age of six with his mother, Anita Guillen, a Spanish fashion and flamenco lover.

John Galliano's fashion shows feature silhouettes like heroines from the designer's imagination.

This dress takes up the codes of a flamenco model, mermaid-shaped, with ample petticoats revealing to the dance a multitude of different and colourful ruffles. Here, the dress is made in a crepe entirely caught on the bias, allowing the female body to be moulded without hindering it, while allowing the absence of a fastening.

This is a variation of the catwalk model, slit very high on the leg, whereas this one, entirely covering, seems to be a more chaste prototype dedicated to sale.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson