Hmmm...I really want to love this, and everything Galliano did here was wonderful, but my one problem is that it looks too much like S/S 07 HC. If that season had been any different from this, I'd be jumping up and down in my seat, but because of their shocking similarity, I'm not too impressed.
I remember growing up and following Galliano, I was always half entranced, half frightened by his models. There was always something alluring and seductive yet dark and sinister about the makeup, styling, lighting. He really just seems to have lost that spark. The shoes used to be ridiculously unwearable but dangerously chic... These are just platform Dior Couture version of the Versace s/s runway shoes.
Well, I see Manish Arora all over the place, especially his Fall 2007 alien collection. The garish embrodery is sewn onto the exact same dress patterns from Dior HC 2007, possibly dating from earlier, since it's been the same poof dresses down the runway forever, just themed differently, Marie Antoinette, "Art", Madame Butterfly, and now Aliens. The hats are cheap spray-painted plastic buckets, reproductions of Hussein Chalayan's past 2 seasons' alien headwear, the one with lasers and all th bells and whistles. All in all, Galliano tops himself again and again!