When John Galliano was first announced as Maison Margiela’s new creative director, there were a few who doubted his position at the brand. But now, after unveiling his second collection after spring haute couture, and a slight adjustment to the brand name, Galliano proved to be a perfect fit with the house’s fall-winter 2015 outing shown at Paris Fashion Week. Set against a white backdrop, Galliano sent out a collection that married avant grade with ready-to-wear.
First, there was the theatrical hair and makeup including comically overly drawn lips and serious bed head hair with a model even hunched over as she clung to paper bag purse. The clothing featured streamlined silhouettes with touches of imperfection liked frayed edges, skirts that looked inside out and unlined slip dresses. Fur adorned shoes and blocked, Frankenstein heels attached to what looked like the wrong shoes finished the imperfect look.