PFW S/S12: John Galliano

By  October 03, 2011

The show must go on as they say – and that is exactly what happened at John Galliano in Paris. The first show without the master at the helm after so much controversy, Galliano’s right hand man and expert pattern cutter Bill Gaytten stepped up to the plate. Keeping the Galliano flair very much in tact but in a pared down, much more commercial way, the spring/summer 2012 collection might have lacked some of the flambouyant touches but all in all was a wearable, beautiful collection.

Model on the catwalk at Paris ss/12 in black and white
John Galliano show, Spring Summer 2012, Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France – 02 Oct 2011
Creations by designer Bill Gaytten for John Galliano

Model on the catwalk in a floral dress at the John Galliano show, Spring Summer 2012, Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France – 02 Oct 2011
Creations by designer Bill Gaytten for John Galliano

John Galliano show, Spring Summer 2012, Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France – 02 Oct 2011
Creations by designer Bill Gaytten for John Galliano

With Stephen Jones working on the boaters that accompanied some of the models down the runway – and Pat McGrath on make-up as usual – it was a team effort to get through what has been a tough year for the label.

Inspired by Mary Pickford and Mary Popppins, the show was a classic mixture of prim (knee length skirts, blouses and ankle socks with tailored pieces) to sexy sheer – the stunning boas-cut gowns that finished the show were pure Galliano.