John Galliano – a ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’
John Galliano, RTW SS19 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
John Galliano Spring/Summer 2019, shown in the domed building of Architectural and Heritage. This Sunday, was a walk into the 1967 mystery novel by Lindsay, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock.’
-by Loanna Haseltine
September 30th, 2018 Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Avenue Albert de Mun, Paris
John Galliano Spring/Summer 2019, shown in the domed building of Architectural and Heritage. This Sunday, was a walk into the 1967 mystery novel by Lindsay, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock.’ In the novel several girls and a teacher from a elite private grammar school inexplicably go missing and are never found.
Bill Gaytten’s style for spring this year was unabashedly Neo-Victorian. Girls were wearing imprudent lacey, translucide chemise, the undergarments for young ladies in the 1900s. Other looks were in trim boyish suits with flowing, girly shirt-tails and suspenders hanging or holding up the oversized trousers. These were accessorised in wide-brimmed straw sun-hats and turn of the century, calf skimming, black-leather lace-ups for girls and boys both. Details of peter-pan collars, regatta-stripes, leg-of-mutton sleeves in plaid and 3-piece suits worn with transparent-mesh long-underwear are looks worth mentioning. The models marching in pinafores to a clash and clang of 70’s punk-metal, contrasted to the sweet and simpering school-girl theme.
Will Miranda and her classmates Edith, and Marion and the girls’ mathematics teacher, Greta McCraw ever be found? Stay tuned for next season Fall/Winter to find out for the sequel.