John Galliano presented a retread of Dior seasons past but emphasized bold colors, animal prints and transparency in particular. Models were sent out half-dressed, revealing brassieres, stockings and garters, which felt gimmicky rather than creative and lacking amidst the economic malaise. IMO, Marc Jacobs took on transparency in a more provocative way in SS 2008. The presentation didn’t lack grandeur however with Galliano’s trademark showmanship and quality design and impeccable makeup and hair, evoking echoes of New Look for me.
Funny business, a woman’s career – the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we’ve got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing’s any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you’re not a woman. You’re something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you’re not a woman.
Slow curtain, the end.
-Margo Channing, All About Eve
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