High - And We Do Mean High - Drama At Galliano!

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John Galliano made his bones on surprising and shocking, but this time around the ready-to-wear was pure pretty, and it was the trappings - bubbles! hats! clowns! - that provided the, um, surprises.

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You want glitz? Galliano serves up a disco-Grecian-harlequin snow queen! Obviously.


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So pretty - and the bubbles add to the 20s (or Lawrence Welk) flair!


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Can't say I'm sold on the whole "transparency" trend - and dread seeing its "reality" incarnation - but this eccentric Victorian widow almost makes me a believer. Almost.


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I wouldn't have believed had I not seen it with my own eyes that you could mix "20s," "90s," and "sinister dress-up."


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Very Kiki de Montparnasse. And yes, she was considered avante-garde!


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A hint of a smile is good! It just adds to this flapper-manque's mystery!


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...although I guess harlequins are allowed to be sad.

[Images via Getty]

DISCUSSION

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My God. I've loved his stuff for a long time. I've considered him one of the fashion world's greatest "auteurs". If you were to see these photos out of context you would still know it was his work.

The bubbles remind me of 'orbs' (supposed signs of paranormal activity, usually just dust) in the background of photographs taken in "haunted" houses. The women dressed similarly to ghostly visitors from the '20s and '40s solidifies that for me.

His work is not only pure poetry, comedy, theater, and performance art, but it's fashion at its brilliance. Would i buy any of it to wear? No. But i would by it to purchase a piece of fine art. The man's amazing.