JOHN GALLIANO SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION

DON’T CRY BABY: IT’S A GALLIANO BAD GIRL MAKEOVER

Tired of being good? The Spring/Summer collection from Galliano presents a beautiful embrace of the bad girl. As an interpretative homage to John Waters’s cult romance musical, Cry Baby, creative director Bill Gaytten has channeled a romance between star-crossed lovers—a veritable push-and-pull of tailleur and flou. With the film’s Drapes and Squares in mind, he proposes a buoyant intermingling of Teddy Boy suits andprom dresses in a sugary palette of pastels.

True to the atelier spirit of the Maison, updated details advance these looks beyond mere camp. A petal printsilk chiffon is re-embroidered with floaty petals; full-skirt dresses are underpinned with metallic lurex for added edge; men’s shirts are enhanced with rakish, ruched plackets, while boxy jackets boast shawl collars of leopard;bias-cut dresses emerge from the boudoir; handsome frock coats evoke Galliano’s continued love affair with historicism.

And amidst this reworked finery, there exists a constant tease towards the art of déshabillé thanks to slip dresses with delicate lace incrustations and floral bud adornments, and ingénue lingerie that packs a colorful punch.

Footwear gets a shake-up with buckled black and white winkle pickers and diamante kitten heels. Rocker boots givethat rebel yell.

As the infamous Cry-Baby would say, “You’re cool Allison; you just look square.