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Alexander McQueen f/w 2014

Alexander McQueen f/w 2014

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Christian Dior resort 2008

Working in an electric-bright palette not unlike the one he used in his recent 1940’s romp, Galliano shifted forward a couple of decades and channeled Barbara Hutton’s sixties—a glittery, lamé, paisley, and leopard-print world of muumuus, bikinis, capri pants, trapeze dresses, cat-eye sunglasses, and scarf-wrapped hats. It bordered on camp, especially when one model, in sky-high heels with a cluster of logic-defying half spheres on the soles, had to be escorted down the runway. Kitschy or not, there was no denying the workmanship that went into crafting the large collection. And taken apart, there were some pieces that will mix convincingly into modern wardrobes—a lime-green chiffon gown with cascades of fluttering ruffles twisting around the body was Galliano at his languid best. Overall, the designer—despite the recent loss of his right-hand man, Steven Robinson—is in exuberant mode, which is how many in the crowd at 7 World Trade Center love him. As one prominent retailer put it on his way out, “If it’s shiny, we like it.”

                        -Nicole Phelps

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Dolce and Gabbana s/s 2014

Alana Zimmer at Gucci s/s 2013

Alana Zimmer at Gucci s/s 2013

Maud Welzen at Giambattista Valli haute couture f/w 2013

Maud Welzen at Giambattista Valli haute couture f/w 2013

Kinga Rajzak at Giambattista Valli haute couture s/s 2013

Kinga Rajzak at Giambattista Valli haute couture s/s 2013

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Sasha Pivovarova, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Karlie Kloss, Alla Kostromichova, and Frida Gustavsson at the fitting for Giambattista Valli f/w 2010

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John Galliano’s modern take on the classic Bar Jacket for Christian Dior haute couture s/s 1997

Alla Kostromichova at Christian Dior s/s 2012

Alla Kostromichova at Christian Dior s/s 2012

“We’ve been trying to keep her a secret all week”. -Lazaro Hernandez
Sasha Pivovarova opening Proenza Schouler f/w 2013

We’ve been trying to keep her a secret all week”. -Lazaro Hernandez

Sasha Pivovarova opening Proenza Schouler f/w 2013

Irina Denisova at Ulyana Sergeenko haute couture f/w 2013

Irina Denisova at Ulyana Sergeenko haute couture f/w 2013

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The process of making look #5 from Christian Dior haute couture s/s 2011 [x]

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