Saturday, June 16, 2007

Galliano Returns to the Silents and Early Talkies

I'm working on a review of the Fall 2007 Ready-to-wear collections: what the trends for fall will be, and who earned raves and who were barely snooze-worthy. But, until then, there was one collection which stood out: Galliano's extraordinary creations, clothes like works of art. It seems John Galliano drew inspiration from the era of the silent films to the early "Talkies", all the way through the thirties. The looks are reminiscent of Clara Bow, Theda Bara, Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow, Pola Negri, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich—the most glamorous ladies of their times. All of them, however, are done with a great contemporary twist. Here are a few looks Old Hollywood Movie Buffs are sure to appreciate:

This one is very reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel,
and later shoots of Marlene in
top hat and tux.

Aren't they luscious? The backgrounds are like in 20s Glamour Portraits, and they also remind me of the shoot Marilyn Monroe did with Richard Avedon in 1959 [link].

All Galliano images from, where you can view the complete John Galliano Fall 2007 Ready-to-wear collection.

Related posts:
Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear Fashion: Part I - Colors


1 comment:

lluviaschick said...

Galliano is a genius but this collection is really on of my favourites, specially the head accesories