PFW: JOHN GALLIANO Spring/Summer 2011

With a venue like the grand Opéra Comique, the stage was set in Paris last night for a theatrical performance from John Galliano’s catwalk show for Spring/Summer and the collection did not disappoint:

According to, “For Spring, [John Galliano’s muse] was the fictitious-sounding but real Maria Lani. Passing herself off as an actress, she conned the crème de la crème of the twenties Paris art scene (Matisse, Léger, di Chirico, Chagall, etc.) into painting her portrait and then absconded with some 50 works.”

Each of the looks for the collection was intended to be a difference “face” or “portrait” of Maria Lani, from leather and lace for day-wear to sumptuous and theatrical Poiret-esque ballgowns:

The twenties theme was continued throughout, with empire lines to drop-waists and parasols:

All of this twenties inspiration is making me want to host a themed cocktail party and dress à la Galliano. I’m even coveting the hair on these models:

The show moved from muted palettes onto an explosion of colour and back to the muted palette of the start:

Pretty butterflies provided the adornment of the dresses that walked down the catwalk:

John Galliano appeared at the end of the show through a shower of gold confetti:


What do you think of this collection? High fashion or high drama?

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One Response to PFW: JOHN GALLIANO Spring/Summer 2011

  1. AndrewL says:

    I honestly can say that for me it was love at fist sight , in past I had to see the galliano collections at least twice to start loving them , but this was something else !!! his latest works are simply amazing ,( as are his earlier ones , but in this precise case as I said it was love at fist sight !!!! )

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