2008 March 3

John Galliano - Paris Fall 2008

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(PARIS) Roll Call: Lucy Liu, Kanye West, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Anna Wintour, Bee Shaffer, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Alexis Bryan, Spencer Morgan

Chic Report: John Galliano was clearly channeling the exotic temptresses of the early silent era when he dreamt up his new collection (think Theda Bara steaming up the plush, Far East-themed sets in Salome). The show was a riot of rich color and texture, with harem pants galore, a lipstick red, fur-trimmed coat, fluttery dresses in electric orange, plum, and gold, and a few clingy, louche evening gowns with the most divine embellishments. Driving the Orientalist motif home were a series of bright, swirling turbans by milliner Stephen Jones. “The dresses had a roaring twenties feel and an overall sense of fun,” said Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey. “And I loved watching those hats go by!”