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Object Name

Evening Outfit, John Galliano


John Galliano (Primary maker)
John Galliano (designer)

Date Made

1993 Spring/Summer
1993 Spring/Summer

Place Made

England: London


Evening dress of light brown satin silk worn together, net over satin, with evening dress of cream cotton net. Bias cut satin evening dress of complex cut, skirt swirling from diagonal panel to hand-held train - finger loop is at its point. Low v necked front, shoe-string straps, low back, with rouleau ties fastening 8.3 cm deep back opening. Self bound top edges. Net dress is of similar cut, minus the train. Label, on both, woven white on black "John Galliano" in gothic script, with coat of arms.; From exhibition text early 2000s: Satin dress with net overdress, 1993 John Galliano, (1960-) Galliano is now the house designer Christian Dior, Paris. He is extraordinarily inventive and, like Westwood, often uses fashions of an earlier period as a starting point in his work. From exhibition text 'Grand Designers' John Galliano was born in 1960 and studied at St Martin's College where his complete final year show was bought by Joan Bursteinn of Browns, London. He launched his own label in 1984 which ended in his bankruptcy, then became the first British designer to head the House of Givenchy. He became the creative director at Dior in 1996 and has international success. His prodigious talent lies in his flamboyant ideas and use of luxurious fabrics, combined with exquisite cutting and tailoring.


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