by Penny Martin .

Madame Butterfly: no tragedy!

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This film illustrates -in microcosm- what was clever about Galliano's ripping show this afternoon. Based on Madame Butterfly, each garment was a fusion of traditional Japanese dress -representing Cio-Cio San- and classical 50s Couture -standing for Major Pinkerton, without a full-blown kimono or tailored skirt suit in sight. There were aspects not to like- the heavy black leather, the ungainly Gaiter shoes and the patchy music- but I only mention them because the rest was so damn great. I've never had such a fine seat at Dior so expect a few pics-it's amazing what a good seat does for their quality!