Last week John Galliano hosted his first ready-to-wear fashion show for Maison Margiela at Paris Fashion Week. The models ranged from wearing bulky retro-inspired pieces to Japanese gowns; interspersed, of course, with Galliano’s trademark fishnets, brushed metallics and eccentric flashes of colour (demonstrated in the blue bouffants of some of the models.)
The show’s makeup was quintessentially Galliano-esque in its theatrical quality, thanks to makeup artist Pat McGrath. From a flash of blue eyeshadow on a bare, white face to the harsh geometrically shaped metallic flashes on the eyes of the other models. Purple smudged lipstick was seen on nearly all the models also; quite literally blurring the lines of spring 2016 makeup trends. Who says you have to stay inside the lines anyway?
The androgynous silhouettes of some of the models were not only due to their clothing. A few of the models in the women’s wear collection were actually men. Galliano’s gender neutral lineup allowed fashion to breakdown societal standards and allow this fast-paced industry to extend itself into the modern era.