Design House John Galliano
Designer John Galliano British

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This “Vicar” dress from the "Empress Josephine Meets Lolita" collection, fuses religious dress codes from the Presbyterian church with provocative slashed seams at the hips, which reveal the skin as a wink of flesh in a sea of black crêpe, usually associated with the clergy and mourning dress. As a signature Galliano piece, it demonstrates the designer’s tailoring skills, using satin-backed crêpe for a double fabric finish, while its transgressive design confirms Galliano's status as fashion’s foremost provocateur.

Dress, John Galliano (founded 1984), silk, British

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