An air of orchestrated tension filled the venue at John Galliano's debut show for Maison Martin Margiela. This atmosphere continued when the Couture looks came out, conveying a twisted take on the signature oddness which Margiela offers with their Haute Couture collections season after season. Dishevelled gowns, restricting dresses with tulle weakly hanging off, ruined sheers and bleeding red latex reiterates the grandness to which Galliano subscribes to and brings to the legendary label, topped off with seemingly innocent ballet platforms.
The final look was a scarlet red gown, embellished with golden junk and finished off with a Margiela mask resembling a cross between apocalyptic and Medieval monarchial madness (think: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video). With this off-putting finale, Galliano came out for his applause in a chilling white coat, symbolising his return to Haute Couture with menace.
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