Never looking too far away from his own archive, John Galliano’s presentation revisited the classic New Look of 1947 in billowing, hooped skirts paired with nipped in jackets with off-the-shoulder or Galliano’s signature portrait collar necklines. The palette of black and white was juxtaposed with cornflower blue, old gold and deep red.
Red carpet gowns came in delicate corseted chiffon hand-painted with flowers and heavily beaded leaves. Applique(acute accent) rosette, guipure lace trims and billowed sleeves reminiscent of a Vermeer painting added a whimsical yet feminine edge. A sense of history came through too on full crinolined gowns in watermarked taffeta in shades of coral or claret.