Yesterday in Paris, John Galliano took viewers on a journey to some Eastern European fantasy land where the ladies wear vibrantly colored peasant skirts by day and sheer, ethereal Theda Bara-esque gowns by night…

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

I don't know what is going on with the sleeves and the skirt, I only know that I like it.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

This is what you call an exaggerated hip. But the fabric looks so luxe! And the embroidery is gorgeous.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Whirling dervish chic.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Heidi wants to go sledding, but she's not wearing the appropriate footwear.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

This shade of blue is divine.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Are you sensing a trend in the shoes for fall? (Hint: Preposterous platforms.)

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Gah, the embroidery!

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

I have a birthday party to go to, maybe I'll try this.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

When does diaphanous become merely see-through? This angel's nightgown may hold clues.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

How do you put this on? How does it not rip? How is she walking in those shoes? Also, does anyone else have the urge to rent The Corpse Bride?

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Maybe there's a way you can just hang this over your bed like a beautiful mosquito net.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

This amazing, silky dove gray dress — without the metallic medallions — is red-carpet worthy.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Theda Bara alert!

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

Fairy tales can come true; it can happen to you.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

If there's a message here, it is: Accessorize without fear.

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009: Fashion For Euro Gypsy Silent Film Stars

The man, the myth, the legend. Monsieur Galliano himself.


This report claims the models were meant to resemble "frozen Ukranian brides." Mission accomplished?

Galliano's Frozen Ukrainian Brides [WWD]

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