Dress, John Galliano

  • John Galliano

  • Woven satin label inside middle back waist, woven blue on brown: "[trained lion] John / Galliano / Paris / [trained lion]".
  • Ready-to-wear, fall-winter 1995-96
  • Hammered satin crepe 56% viscose, 44% pink acetate entirely taken on the bias, taken on the satin side. Pink satin straps. Scalloped seams. Inside seams trimmed with light yellow crepe.
  • GAL2020.13.1
  • Donation of John Galliano S.A. - Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The line of this 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.

The influence of the flamenco dress can be seen in the many ruffles that frame the high slit open on the right thigh.

When looked at more closely, John Galliano dresses reveal their technical sophistication: the fabric is a hammered crepe, the slanted cut makes any closure system other than the actual property of the fabric unnecessary, while the interior finishes, trimmed with light yellow crepe, indicate by their meticulousness a production that is more haute couture than ready-to-wear.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson