Detail: Exquisitely tailored tuxedo jumpsuit with cowl neck lapel in a pale brown shade of mauve. Zip fastening to side seam. Pockets to hip and front pleats. Trouser legs have volume to the thigh and tapper to a soft turn-up. Soft shoulder pads. Fully lined in silk. Minimalist silhouette. This is an extremely rare and collectable example of John Galliano's early work. Innovative fashion architecture!
Period: Late 1980s
Colour: Brown Mauve
Fabric: 100% Wool Crepe. 100% Silk Lining
Sizing: Medium UK12+
Shoulder seam to seam 17.5". Bust upto 40". Waist upto 32". Hips upto 42". Length 58". Length from top of collar to waist 20". Sleeve from shoulder seam to cuff 24". Inseam 28.5".
Condition: Close to Mint / Perfect.
Origin: London. Made in Britain
Care: Dry Clean
In 1987 John Galliano received the ‘British Designer of the Year’ award. However, critical success was not matched by major financial success. He lost backers and did not have enough money to show for several seasons. In frustration, he quit London for Paris in the early 1990’s. This was not an immediate solution. Several times Galliano was almost forced to declare bankruptcy. This was made all the more bitter by the fact that, while he struggled for money, his critical praise continued unabated. Fortunately, the admiration of the fashion community allowed him to continue. Fashion editors and critics were always busy trying to get work for Galliano, and models, like Kate Moss, worked for him out of friendship rather than money. In 1995 Galliano finally got the break he so richly deserved: he became the first English man to head a French couture house, when he was put in charge of Givenchy. His knack for taking themes and styles, often Latin or romantic, from the past, and somehow making them contemporary and edgy, is astonishing. Perhaps just as remarkable is the perseverance and conviction of the man. He has managed to keep his talent undiluted through difficult times and emerge with glory and success. Vintage John Galliano Brown Mauve Tuxedo Jumpsuit - 1988 London Label
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