October 06, 1999
Another wild tour de force for Gallianothis time, a musical rundown of the century, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns, of course. Dandyish zoot suitsMafioso stylewere shown with spacelike silver overcoats, hats, and bags. Fifties crinolines followed: Galliano's take on romance and innocence, and the beginning of rock. Gingham prints, floral appliqués and extravagant pink volumes alternated with punk and hip-hop inspired getups: combat boots, bondage straps (albeit covered in paillettes) and slashed dresses. Galliano's main virtue is his whimsical ability to retrace and appropriate different periods of fashion history. It wasn't always easy to grasp all the references, but the extravagant and accomplished creations left the audience reeling in their seats.