Military tours from the Mediterranean to North Africa and the East were all plundered for enlightening stimulation.
For summer Galliano turned to his ultimate hero Napoleon Bonaparte for inspiration. Military tours from the Mediterranean to North Africa and the East were all plundered for enlightening stimulation. Encased in a delirict swimming pool on the outskirts of Paris the venue had been suitable defaced with Galliano graffiti. Models stomped the runway as Indian Princes were charged with a wardrobe that combined leather and sports wear. Oriental vase prints adored wrapped shirts while waistcoats and tailored jackets were cut with precision. A group of scantly clad boys were draped in leopard skin and floral printed swimwear and underwear and their heads were topped with garlands of flowers. Tailoring was mixed with denim in colours of white, beige and sand. And for evening wear Galliano's precision cutting came to force as Napoleon's military evening coats in midnight blue were worn by models with one hand tucked into sashes draped across the body. In true Galliano's visionary style the collection endorsed the designer's ability to communicate a rich narrative to his expectant audience. Flamboyant, camp and much more, Galliano took his bow through a puff of smoke as the audience gave the biggest cheer of the week. Galliano's encore is as dramatic and unpredictable as the shows themselves. A true showman.