An incredibly chic and highly coveted very early John Galliano black silk and metallic lace avant-garde wrap jacket, look #9, dating back to his beloved fall/winter 1994 collection. These early examples of his work are extremely collectable and are becoming so hard to find. This collection was also a very important chapter in his design journey. Vogue stated, "John Galliano was out of cash and sleeping on the floor at a friend’s flat in early 1994. But if he was down, he wasn’t out. With new backers, a cadre of generous friends (hat maker Stephen Jones, muse Amanda Harlech), and a fairy godmother in the form of the Paris hostess São Schlumberger, who lent him her Left Bank hôtel particular, he pulled together a career-making collection that fused the East and West of Japanese kimonos and glamorous 1940's style tailoring. A year later, Galliano landed a job at Givenchy, becoming the first British designer to run a French couture house." John Galliano is widely considered one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the early twenty-first century. He mingled his references in often surprising juxtapositions to create extravagant yet intricately engineered and meticulously tailored clothes. This jacket is everything you look for in early Galliano fashion. The fabrics used are sensational; a black mid-weight silk taffeta blend trimmed in shimmering metallic lace. I love the bold twisted knot style closure and cropped length. The shoulders hit low with 3/4-length kimono style sleeves. A great neckline to show off your collarbone or a stunning necklace. As you can see his own label mirrored his future work at Christian Dior. This is that versatile piece every fashionista looks for. Perfect with a slip dress, slacks or for the dressiest occasion. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.
Measurements (varies due to tie wrap design) Bust: 31-34 inches Waist: 24-27 inches Total Length: 20 inches Sleeve Length: 19 inches
This 1994 John Galliano designer garment is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Only sign of wear is some minor iron shine. A wonderful documented runway investment piece that will only increase in value.