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post #16 of 33
It's tough out there for a pimp...
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I can't say any of these outfits are outlandish, maybe except the leopard coat is slightly on the wild side. The Thom Browne looks very wearable with the short Chesterfield coat, which looks nicely cut.

Any number of the Galliano and DSquared collections are so much more inpractical. And Jean Paul Gaultier is another worldl.

To me, Galliano's collections for women have no peer in their inpracticality and outlandishness. Actually, the same thing can probably be said for Galliano himself.
post #18 of 33
IMMSMC, David Chu created the Nautica brand, which was like Polo, only blander and, from sad personal experience, more shoddily made in China. I did not realize that he had had any creative control over John Varvatos, who I thought designed for his own label after spending time at RL. Chu has relaunched, which means basically he is selling a new collection at higher prices. From what I have seen in vivre, it appears similarly uninspired and overpriced. Sorry, I just really had a bad time with the Nautica brand.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by edmorel
To me, Galliano's collections for women have no peer in their inpracticality and outlandishness. Actually, the same thing can probably be said for Galliano himself.

My wife got married (to me) in one of his dresses. She swears that his dresses are a better fit and more comfortable than any other designer.
post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by edmorel
To me, Galliano's collections for women have no peer in their inpracticality and outlandishness. Actually, the same thing can probably be said for Galliano himself.
Au contraire, as they might say. There are some others, now more or less defunct who had almost as outlandish designs as Galliano's Dior. Although it's Galliano's presentation that is flamboyant, not neccesarily the clothes themselves.

Some of Thierry Mugler's couture was Louis XIV extravagant; there was a bird of paradise Angkor Wat dress that cost $85,000 in 1991.
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by iammatt
My wife got married (to me) in one of his dresses. She swears that his dresses are a better fit and more comfortable than any other designer.
He does a mean bias cut.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by RJman
IMMSMC, David Chu created the Nautica brand, which was like Polo, only blander and, from sad personal experience, more shoddily made in China. I did not realize that he had had any creative control over John Varvatos, who I thought designed for his own label after spending time at RL. Chu has relaunched, which means basically he is selling a new collection at higher prices. From what I have seen in vivre, it appears similarly uninspired and overpriced. Sorry, I just really had a bad time with the Nautica brand.

I agree with this assessment of Chu's work.
post #23 of 33
To paraphrase Radiohead ("Paranoid Android" if I remember correctly), "When I am king, GQ will be first against the wall/With your opinion which is of no consequence at all."
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by gorgekko
To paraphrase Radiohead ("Paranoid Android" if I remember correctly), "When I am king, GQ will be first against the wall."
Who are of course paraphrasing Douglas Adams.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Who are of course paraphrasing Douglas Adams.

Which is one more reason Radiohead are unoriginal hacks...

As to the clothes - not knowing a thing about haute couture - I can't say one way or another. It all looks patently ridiculous to the untrained eye, and Yohji Yamamoto's stuff, though it always gets a good rap here, looks ill-fitting in the EXTREME. Maybe that's the point?

At this level of fashion, it's so conceptualized that it zooms right over my head.
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by acidicboy

This rykiel stuff is hideous.

!luc
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Au contraire, as they might say. There are some others, now more or less defunct who had almost as outlandish designs as Galliano's Dior. Although it's Galliano's presentation that is flamboyant, not neccesarily the clothes themselves.

Some of Thierry Mugler's couture was Louis XIV extravagant; there was a bird of paradise Angkor Wat dress that cost $85,000 in 1991.

Mr. Galliano is definitely a showman par excellence and I recognize that his runway show collections are not what necessarily makes it to the stores but some of the clothes is very outlandish. I do remember Mr. Mugler faintly.

Dior's spring '06. I don't think anyone would accuse it of being practical




Of course, the man himself is flamboyance personified.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by iammatt
She swears that his dresses are a better fit and more comfortable than any other designer.
I have a pair of Galliano jeans I picked up on sale, and I agree. The fit is insane (even in comparison to Dior), and they're very comfortable. The bias cut, as mentioned above, is spectacular. They look bow-legged when laid flat! Hard to look good in though. Interesting, definitely. Good, debatable. I'd probably have eBay'ed them by now if I hadn't ripped one of the belt loops open. ...wonder if those Prada fur helmets will ever make it to the shops
post #29 of 33
The lights in the GQ dressing room must have gone out while the models were selecting their outfits. The last three photos look as though these were the portions of the wardrobe that didn't make the final cut for the Blade trilogy...Scary!!!!!!
post #30 of 33
Recent Galliano for Dior has just become a design farce without his initial excellence in design as per the '90s collections: Thierry Mugler did BDSM influenced "Power Dressing." Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label, shown in Paris, is another excellent although possibly eccentric collection:
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