More relaxed atmosphere at Galliano show
JOHN Galliano – the label, not the man – presented its autumn-winter collection on Sunday in the intimate surroundings of a Parisian salon, and in a far more relaxed atmosphere, after a week that saw the spectacular fall from grace of the iconic British couturier.
Eschewing Galliano’s signature passion for bigger-than-life theatrics, the lower-key presen- tation saw some of the world’s top models emerge from a tall mirrored door into two adjoining drawing rooms to pose in a limited number of outfits with an unmistakable 1920s flavour.
Notabl e a mong t he g ues t s was Si d ney Toledano, chief executive of Christian Dior, which abruptly fired Galliano – set to face trial for alleged anti-Semitic remarks – on day one of Paris fashion week last Tuesday. Christian Dior holds a majority stake in the John Galliano label.
The mood on Sunday was a world away from the funereal atmosphere that haunted the fullscale Christian Dior show on Friday where the venerable Paris fashion house resolutely distanced itself from its chief designer of 15 years.
NEW APPROACH: Models parade the John Galliano Ready to Wear Autumn/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collection