That's how we ended up in prime position at John Galliano's Fall/Winter collection show. Monsieur Galliano might no longer be part of the Fashion House but the current designer certainly did a fantastic job. Bill Gaytten explored the motifs of Art Deco combining opulence with sensible flat boots. Parkas were given a make-over, curving gently below the buttocks, and looked fit for an upscale night out. Despite the abundance of prints, many of the pieces achieved a straightforward simplicity.
Compared to the Galliano show I attended three years ago, this collection was much more compelling and definately anchored in our times, even everyday Parisian I dare say.
The atmosphere was upbeat despite being in the basement of the Palais de Tokyo but then again the Palais de Tokyo has become the in-place to hang around these days. Just make sure you don't take your sunglasses off, it could ruin your image!
My personal invitation
A row of VIPs
Starlettes in the spotlight
Real VIPs at an arm's reach
A professional photographer's picture
who obviously had a prime position
Another professional photo
to render proper homage to the dress