“…this collection felt like the best marriage yet of Margiela and Galliano.” – Tim Blanks

PARIS, France — In the wake of Brexit, with the rise of Trump, it’s hard to deny that revolution is in the air, even if you don’t like the form it’s taking. From his first collections at Central Saint Martins, John Galliano has always had a hearty appetite for upheaval. His new collection for Maison Margiela felt like a gleeful reminder of his natural affinity for le bouleversement, even referring back to his earliest work with a reappearance of les merveilleuses, the kids who revolted into decadent style in the late 18th century as a reaction to the French Revolution. Was it just these tired eyes, or did one skirt actually pick out the word “revolution” in a jumble of letters?

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