|Versus Hires Jonathan Anderson
November 29th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Cacharel Unveils New CEO, in Major Corporate Revamp
November 21st, 2012 @ 00:56 AM
Kane Drops Out of Versus in Major Shake-up
November 20th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Pucci’s Madison Avenue Store Debuts Massive Expansion
November 16th, 2012 @ 00:35 AM
Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise
November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM
Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear
November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM
London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule
November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM
Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters
October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director
September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
McQueen Men Returning Home to London
September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM
Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM
Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York
July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM
Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre
June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM
Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne
June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
John Galliano’s Sexy Slav Chic
March 12th, 2009 @ 00:43 AM - Paris
John Galliano went east this season, with a collection that ranged across the whole of the Slavic world, before ending in the bedroom of a king's mistress.
Presented on Wednesday, March 11 in a disused railway station under a moderate blizzard of snow from canons attached to the roof, the collection tapped into influences as far and wide as Pontian Greeks and Evzones to Magyar maids and Kazakhstan courtesans.
But what mattered most in this show was the inventive new silhouette and the sheer audacity of Galliano’s sexy evening finale. He whipped up some strikingly new volume coats with drop shoulders, ballooning arms, huge pocket flaps and a sense that if Catherine the Great landed in a time machine tomorrow, these are the first clothes she would order.
Russian peasant lasses in the sauciest of party frocks, wraparound minis and some great white blouses with billowing arms added to the cay Eastern moment. But the finale took the cake, or rather the pierogi, with a series of largely sheer catsuits and column dresses, revealing sequined knickers and bras all accessorized with crystal necklaces. It was the season’s boldest image by far.
The show will probably go down as the best staged of any this season in the four major cities, a tribute to its producer Alex de Betak, whose white laser tunnel of light was pretty breath-taking.
Galliano took his bow, attired like a cracked admiral, now happily retired as pirate designer. He is batting way out on left field and skipping the dominant trends in Europe, but still hitting home runs.