JOHN GALLIANO Show- Women's Collection Autumn/Winter 2018/19 in Paris (with interview)

Artistic Director: Bill GayttenCollection: the designer blends feminine with masculine, the delicacy of a tulle dress worn with a masculine tweed jacket. Brightness is valued with several embroideries and sequin dress. We note the masterful cuts and pointed, fluid skirts… or skirts which are pleated and checked.Focus: on a PVC trench and the lingerie visible beneath transparent pieces. The dress worn over trousers. Dungarees and a denim jacket break up this glamourous wardrobe with a workwear spirit.We find the famous ‘Gazette’ print on the accessories or even on the clothes. To note: the high socks worn with a skirt. And the pearl necklace around the neck. Interview with Bill Gaytten: It’s in the Midwest, it started off with me looking at some very beautiful photographs of the depression really but they were very sort of noble, and then I sort of thought of a story because it’s a women’s show, and then I thought of the travelling circus’, so in fact the show and the collection are the aftermath of a very passionate one night stand. Where this young guy meets a girl who’s a burlesque performer in a circus and he wakes up in the morning and she’s gone, the circus has left town and she’s stolen most of his clothes, which is why she’s wearing men’s clothes mixed with her own. The women’s clothes are the burlesque side, not all of it, but a lot of it, which I think Galliano lends itself to with tulle, embroideries and organza and chiffon and all that. And the tailoring is the men’s tailoring, it’s his clothes and his dungarees, and his denim work shirt that she’s just run off with basically, and stolen from him. There’s a lot of transparency as usual, a lot of underwear, knit underwear, and a men’s knit cashmere thermal underwear which again, she’s stolen. I like that sort of thing on women mixed with the feminine, I like feminine tailoring but I think it’s cooler at the moment that women wear men’s tailoring mixed with their feminine dresses. Music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information)

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