Just when you thought no one could pull the fashion
crowd's leg, along comes John Galliano to stir up a
storm. His presentation took place in the same venue as
Dior, and CD logos shone bright as puzzled editors took
their places. The lights dimmed, and the same aggressive and raunchy
soundtrack from Dior introduced several
of the exact same Dior looks. As the music
appropriately segued to Britney Spears' "Oops! I did
It Again," Galliano's signature collection
followednot that it was much different from the one
he showed two days ago for Dior.
Like a child playing in an insane asylum turned
atelier, Galliano sent out girls in reconfigured,
violated dresses with cartoony oversize zippers and
giant snaps; his controversial ladies sans domicile
fixe were also there, as well as new belles with
massive feathered hats and tattered umbrellas. Dior's
beauty queens in bathing suits were replaced by their
punk cousins, with slogans like "We live a class war"
and "I wanna see some men" stamped on a derrière or
Some might say that Galliano's prank collection was a
bit too muchbut, one could argue, it was
too much of a good thing.