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