Galliano's Bride Wore Plastic at Maison Margiela Couture

The designer showed a masterful second couture collection for Margiela Artisanal — his first in Paris.
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The designer showed a masterful second couture collection for Margiela Artisanal — his first in Paris.
A look from Maison Margiela's fall 2015 couture collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Maison Margiela's fall 2015 couture collection. Photo: Imaxtree

While John Galliano technically made his return to couture in London this past January, Wednesday marked his official return to Paris Couture Week since his firing from Dior — and it was a triumphant one.

Once again, Galliano focused on defying convention, resulting in one of the most original collections we've seen thus far.

Galliano employed a variety of fabrics not frequently seen in couture, including neoprene, boiled wool, burlap and plastic — the latter used for one of the most inventive, gravity-defying closing bridal gowns we've seen this week. The beauty look was expressionist-inspired: Face paint was applied liberally in bright cerulean blue and muddier tones like grey and off-white.Then there were the shoes, which look like a hybrid between a pump and a pizza cutter.

The lesson: Hand Galliano any amalgam of materials and he'll create something masterful. Browse the full collection below.