December 4, 2014
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photo courtesy of David Fisher
Paris, France – In a clear sign of the times, legendary fashion editor Anna Wintour attended the BRITISH FASHION AWARDS at the London Coliseum. She wore a Maison Martin Margiela gown created especially for her by the house’s new artistic director and dear friend John Galliano.
Ms. Wintour was on hand to accept the Outstanding Achievement Award. The dress is from the house’s haute couture department. She looked remarkably well in the “Black Tulip” embroidered bias cut dress. The look is completed with a simple cape inspired by Flemish painters and tulips.
The dress and Wintour’s unwavering support of Galliano during his darkest hours could be all-telling for what is to come at the house of Margiela.
Only a year ago a VERY RELIABLE SOURCE at Maison Martin Margiela disclosed in private to TheFashionInsider.com that sales there were not only disappointing but dismal, and that the rue de Grenelle boutique in Paris had failed to reach even one-third of its sales objectives.
Then upon the official announcement of Galliano’s appointment to the house, many wondered if the Galliano would be a “good fit” for such a house known for its suffocating discretion.
At Maison Martin Margiela one should not expect Galliano to put on the sort of entertaining shows for which he was known during his tenure at Christian Dior.
However with lagging sales at the iconic brand, a hefty (but measured dose) of Galliano will most certainly prove to be exactly what the good doctors would prescribe in order to ensure the iconic house’s future and commercially viability.
And with that said, we are all anticipation and excitement as we wait with baited breath for Galliano’s first official collection at Margiela.