A model walks at the Maison Martin Margiela show

A model walks at the Maison Martin Margiela show

1. He Showed The Collection In London

It might seem like a weird decision to not only show a couture collection in London (they’re almost exclusively shown in Paris in two week’s time), but also to tag it on to the end of the men’s collections. But as Galliano helped put London Fashion Week on the map back in the 90s, it was a fitting return, and a friendlier FROW than he might have received elsewhere.

2. He Pulled A Great Crowd

A selection of top fashion editors flew in from all over the world for the occasion and sat on one very long front row (no hierarchy here) alongside respected designers Christopher Bailey of Burberry and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, as well as Kate Moss (who was 15 minutes late).

3. He Seems To Have Changed His Ways

Known for flamboyantly lapping up the applause after a show, Galliano’s bow on Monday was so quick that it would have been easy to miss. He also donned a white lab coat, the uniform associate with Margiela. A sign, perhaps, that he’s focusing on the fashion, rather than his ego.


4. The Make-Up Was Awesome

Post party-season, it’s nice to see a bit of bling again to brighten a dark January day. Those jewel encrusted eyes were something to celebrate, even if they are a little impractical for everyday at the office…

5. The Clothes Were Pretty Cool, Too

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It’s only a matter of time before we see a pop starlet strutting her stuff in one of those all-in-one bustiers (absolutely MADE for the stage) but we were more taken with the androgynous trouser suits and simple floor-length collared dresses.