Held in a warehouse in a southern corner of Paris, buckets of fire lined the entrance into the basement room where the show was to be held.
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Tall, orange heaters stood warming the space and the audience gathered, many wearing Galliano menswear, in anticipation. As ever Jeremy Healy was in charge of programming the music and a rousing beat pumped spirit and energy into the show. Opening with a tough liquid leather mac, we were whisked away into a world of American gangsters sporting heroes and adventurers from the 1930s. Closing the show was a selection of sparkly evening attire; black tuxedos and tuxedo shirts that were smart but embroidered with shiny threads to add that bit of disco to the look. The Galliano customer should be very pleased with that.
There was a beautiful story told by the show… tell me about that. The inspiration was Al Capone, 1930s America, gangsters and hoodlums and a little bit of sporting heroes by Line Decker the illustrator.
I loved the ending with the sparkly tuxedos… It was nice embroidery underneath georgette and fur, embroidered t-shirts with Le Smoking so still glamourous but a little bit more modern, casual Le Smoking rather than black tie.
Where did Al Capone come from, had you seen something? Just general reading, I was reading about him over the summer and thinking about it, it seemed relevant for the moment. Slightly bigger shoulders, fitted waists and menacing. Menacing Galliano man.
Text: Sarah Hay
Photography: Mitchell Sams