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
of the exact same Dior looks. As the music
appropriately segued to Britney Spears' "Oops!
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 two.
Some might say that Galliano's prank collection was a bit too muchbut, one could argue, it was too much of a good thing.