Dark and decedent aristocrats swooshed into the spotlight at Galliano. Imagine a mix of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ and ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and you will be in the mood.
Bill Gaytten’s Galliano caught the theatre of fashion and translated it as if through the eyes of artist Audrey Beadsley. With equestrian capes, pheasant caps, rich mohairs and autumnal shades you could imagine a provocative Mrs. De Winter preparing for the hunt dressing in these jodhpurs, drapes of fabric, and sense of drama.
For evening she was equally head-turning in billows of chiffon, chandelier and gilt frame prints reminiscent of Jean Cocteau’s ‘Belle et la Bete’ and Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula.’