A breathtaking John Galliano novelty newspaper print semi-sheer silk chiffon bias cut gown dating back to his documented 2006 spring-summer Paris runway collection. Vogue commented on this memorable show, "If there's one thing you can rely on John Galliano to provide, it's entertainment—though not necessarily the kind where the audience is meant to be scribbling down style numbers or sketching dresses. This season, his roll-up, roll-up fashion sideshow had a moral: Everybody's beautiful; live and let live; respect one another—that sort of thing. Against a schlocky 1920's Art Deco theater set, he sent out a parade of proud couples—grande dames and gigolos, blondes and sugar daddies, fat ladies and admiring lovers—about to be wed. It's a long time since the fashion world has been reminded that humanity contains more variety than the standard race of 5-foot-10 skinnies who populate the runways. And Galliano's alternative cast, coiffed and made up in a style that suggested cabaret performers and their patrons, played their parts with a celebratory sense of enjoyment."
John Galliano is widely considered one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the early twenty-first century. It is easy to see why when you look at this gorgeous gown. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; semi-sheer ivory silk chiffon with novelty newpaper headlines featuring portraits of John Galliano himself! Totally the same vibe as the Christian Dior newspaper dress famously worn by Sarah Jessica Parker. I love the thin slip straps with hints of black lace to look like a vintage bra peaking through. Such a nod to 1930's fashion! The bias-cut shape flows into a flattering ruched drop waist with heavily pleated skirting. This construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. This is the type of gown you will reach for anytime you want to be noticed. We added many pictures so one can appreciate this wearing work of art.
Measurements Marked a EU 40 (varies a bit due to bias cut) Bust: 32-34 inches Waist: 26-28 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Total Length: 60 inches
This John Galliano documented runway gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or alternations. Garment slips on in a true bias cut style with no additional closures. Only sign of wear is one tiny spot on the chiffon skirt which gets lost in the pleatwork. Please message for a detailed picture. A rare wearable piece of fashion history.