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JOHN GALLIANO - TROJAN COLLECTION
- SPRING 2003 -
|PARIS, October 6, 2002 ñ When a model with a blue-painted face, wearing a giant tinsel hood, a vast exploding bubble of ruffles, green Lurex leggings and six-inch glitter platforms opens a show, we sense we are not exactly in for the average run-through of clothes to buy for summer. What John Galliano did instead was to lay on an outrageous piece of performance art, a spectacle that flew exuberantly in the face of fashionís normal purpose.
As inspiration for his latest piece of theater, the designer cited, among other things, Leigh Bowery, icon of early-í80s London club culture and Rachel Auburn's make-ups designs . Gallianoís 2003 homage to that era, in which competitive dressing was taken to ever more bizarre heights of do-it-yourself costume, took the form of enormously puffed-up shapes supported on hoops and covered in flounces; massive military jackets; swathes of sari fabric; and Indian-inspired makeup and jewelry
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