John Galliano Menswear Spring 2010 Collection
Check THIS, bitches:
“The theme was Napoleon’s rise and rise, and—the Napster being a character whom Galliano effectively identifies with—the show’s arc had a real cinematic drive. “
“Impressive indeed was the way that a sarong was actually the new Galliano shirt (his signature newsprint over-printed with flowers) knotted around a model’s waist. Muslin-shrouded desert rats looked like wraiths in their sand-colored suits, but there were also denim jackets with cuffs crusted with embroidery.”
“Napoleon’s Sicily sojourn featured one more opportunity for someone to display Simon Nessman in briefs, this time with a gilded torso (do designers make a bathing suit specially for him?) followed by a finale that impressively re-created the Napoleon of Abel Gance’s 1927 movie, and gave him the outerwear of the season—a romantic, floating, multilayered frock coat—to wear.”
Now, THIS is what we’re talking about. As Lorenzo almost-tearfully said, “This is why I love fashion.” As always with Galliano, you have to separate the show from the clothes in order to really get a good look at the latter. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good show and Galliano always delivers that, but when you strip away the amazing staging, there are some really gorgeous pieces in there. It practically goes without saying that we loved the bathing suits (and the accompanying painted-on abs), but we drool over the coats and jackets, many of which are breathtaking.