The talented designer famous for his daring minimalism, was disgraced by his anti-semitic opinions in 2011, but he has now returned to the runway to show his first set since the new creative director for Maison Martin Margiela.
Back in London on Monday, Galliano unleashed a collection that is truly spectacular and the surreal creations happen to be gaining traction. Seated in the front row were a number of the most prestigious people in the fashion world (and Galliano’s dear friends) including Kate Moss, Jefferson Hack, Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik and Burberry’s chief executive Christopher Bailey who were there to watch his own comeback.
To the tune of “Hey Big Spender,” models strutted down the runway in eye-popping makeup sporting everything from rubber leggings, all red coats, draped dresses, brilliant feathered head pieces, swing coats, black tassel skirts and even elaborate mirror and beaded masks.
In many ways Galliano’s collection tells a story similar to that of his own lifetime, he uses the themes of riches, power and beauty but adds something sinister to the overall appearance. One thing that editor of fashionista.com Lauren Sherman picked up on. According to the Daily Mail, Sherman commented, “Galliano’s demons were out there for all to see.”
“Many of the appearances were like lovely innards twisted outside, like Galliano was utilizing this particular collection to purge himself of his demons.”