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John Galliano

British, b. 1960

Known for introducing rich theatricality and memorable fashion spectacles to the runway, John Galliano has enjoyed a singular career. The audacious British designer has garnered universal acclaim for genre-breaking collections not only at his eponymous label but also for Givenchy and Christian Dior.

From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless newspaper-print dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably newsworthy, drawing on history as often as it embodies a fresh and forward-looking sensibility, and over the years the designer has helped shape an ever-broadening new legion of enthusiasts for Parisian couture.

Born in Gibraltar but raised in South London by strict Roman Catholic working-class parents, Galliano attended the all-boys Church of England grammar school, where his flamboyance and interest in art attracted the attention of bullies. Eventually, Galliano ended up at the prestigious design and art school Central Saint Martins College (then called Saint Martin’s School of Art), where fellow British designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen also trained.

Galliano flourished at Central Saint Martins. While a student, he worked in the costume department at the National Theatre in London. His graduate collection in 1984, dubbed “Les Incroyables” and named for post–French Revolution fashion lovers, was modeled by close friends of his and earned a standing ovation. The line ended up in the storefront windows of London luxury boutique Brown’s on South Molton Street, and Galliano’s first official collection — after he graduated — debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 1989.

In the early 1990s, Galliano’s relationship with his financial backer, Plein Sud’s Faycal Amor, ended, and by 1994, he was broke and sleeping on the floor of a friend’s apartment. Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and then-Vanity Fair editor André Leon Talley stepped in and introduced the budding designer to Portuguese socialite and fashion patron São Schlumberger and others. At Schlumberger’s Hôtel Particulier, Galliano’s shows became the stuff of fashion legend. His collection, a blend of Japanese modernist style as well as nostalgia for Art Deco and 1940s’ tailoring, earned raves in glossy magazines and garnered the attention of Princess Diana, Madonna and other fashion luminaries.

Once the Galliano name was well known among the world’s most stylish set, the chairperson of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, appointed Galliano head designer of French fashion house Givenchy. One year later, in 1996, LVMH moved him to the design team at Dior, where he produced scores of celebrated looks for Dior Haute Couture. Today, Galliano is the creative director of Maison Margiela.

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Designer: John Galliano
John Galliano SS-2005 Cotton and Silk Officer Pants with Contrast Piping
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
Throughout his career, John Galliano drew inspiration from the military and the beauty of ancient uniforms. Referencing famous historical films, such as “Barry Lyndon” for instance, ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano SS-2003 Cotton Herringbone Cargo Pants
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
As a new millennium kicked in, the concept of utility wear became prominent in fashion, and high-end designers were keen to rework casual styles, while offering them the deluxe treat...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano purple silk bias-cut evening dress with frills, ss 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening dress ▪ Purple silk chiffon ▪ Draped neckline ▪ Frilled trim ▪ Ties at the hip ▪ Attached underdress ▪ Floor-length skirt ▪ FR 40 - UK 12 - US 6 ▪ Spring...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano SS-2003 Cotton Herringbone Cargo Pants
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
Throughout the 1990s, cargo pants became increasingly cool and popular, thanks to the success of the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child. While they were worn on the low and baggier side...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano SS-2000 Angora Mix Zip Detail Top
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
Galliano loved using knitwear in his early collections, but he infused it with a sense of whimsy and fragility. It doesn’t get more delicate than this pretty angora top, made special...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano silk multifunctional fringed bandeau top / scarf, ss 2001
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano multifunctional bandeau top / scarf ▪ 100% Silk ▪ Silk thread tassels ▪ Can be styled as a bandeau top, headscarf, belt, shawl or skirt ▪ One Size ▪ Spring-Summer ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Vintage Red Velvet Ruched Cocktail Dress w Matching Feather Shrug
By John Galliano, John Galiano
Located in Cloverdale, CA
John Galliano Vintage Red Velvet Ruched Cocktail Dress w Matching Beaded Feathered Shrug This is so pretty, please use the zoom to see the details. So many beautiful Galliano detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary John Galliano

John Galliano Spring 1999 Leopard Draped Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
A stunning leopard dress by John Galliano with a signature side draping on the skirt, stunning cowl neck a row of handmade buttons on the side. Size FR 40, fits like Medium but can...
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1990s John Galliano

Unworn Christian Dior By John Galliano "Diorissimo" One-Piece Swimsuit, SS2002
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Geneva, CH
From the SS2002 "Street Chic" collection, this never worn Dior one-piece swimsuit features the house's iconic "Dior Oblique" logo, which makes a subtle statement on its own. Made in ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

Vintage 90s John Galliano Size 4 Leather Flare Leg Pants 1990s Light Green Mint
By John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare, and INCREDIBLE vintage John Galliano leather trousers! From the early 90s, these have retained so much style, with the color, silhouette, and construction! Soft leather, with t...
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1990s John Galliano

Evening gown in pearl sequined lace chiffon long dress by John Galliano
By John Galliano
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Evening gown in khaki chiffon pleated on the bust with lace flounces, embroidered with sequins and pearls, and a long train in the back, by John Galliano. Size 36 french model : 0077510
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Early 2000s John Galliano

2000S JOHN GALLIANO Dove Grey Rayon Jersey Backless Gown With Slit
By John Galliano
Located in New York, NY
2000S JOHN GALLIANO Dove Grey Rayon Jersey Backless Gown With Slit
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano metallic blue silk lurex and lace evening slip dress, ss 2004
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening slip dress ▪ Silk and lurex mix twill weave, the warp threads are silver lurex and the weft threads blue silk, giving off a lovely metallic two-tone effect ▪ ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano White Blouse with Hand-Embroidered Accent
By John Galliano
Located in New York, NY
John Galliano's white short-sleeve blouse has eight (8) buttons in front of mother-of-pearls engraved with John Galliano signature name. There is a single gold "Star" on the left sle...
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1990s John Galliano

Vintage John Galliano Aubergine Satin Cold Shoulder Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage John Galliano aubergine satin bias-cut asymmetrical cold shoulder gown with attached bodice overlay and bias hem. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size: 44
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Late 20th Century John Galliano

John Galliano Black Mini Slip Dress With Lace Bodice 1997 Kate Moss Runway
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a stunning vintage John Galliano black slip dress featuring a black lace bodice with nude lining, side front slip, and ruffles. From the 1997 collect...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano black acetate evening slip dress, ss 1997
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano black acetate evening slip dress with spaghetti straps and scoop neckline. Spring-Summer 1997
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano Fall 1995 Corseted Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
As seen in another fabric on the runway, this stunning sample of John Galliano Fall 1995 Corseted Gown in fabulous black! As this is a sample, this is a sample size, fits like XS/S....
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1990s John Galliano

Christian Dior By John Galliano Mini Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Geneva, CH
The iconic Saddle bag by John Galliano in its mini version is of the perfect size for your keys, most-used cards and phone. Made from croc-effect glossy patent-leather in a versatile...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

S/S 1997 Givenchy by John Galliano Slip Dress
By John Galliano, Givenchy
Located in Austin, TX
S/S 1997 GIVENCHY by John Galliano slip dress Yellow printed sleeveless gown with ruffle Condition: Excellent 22" bust, 21" waist, 25.5" hips, 60" length Size S / US 4 / FR36
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano floral silk chiffon bias-cut handkerchief hem skirt, fw 2004
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano silk chiffon ankle-length skirt ▪ Trompe-l'œil print of a floral cross-stitch embroidery ▪ Handkerchief hem ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Fabric buttons at the side seam opening ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Mens Prince of Wales Check Textured Wool Bomber Jacket, 2000s
By John Galliano
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A stylish mens preowned bomber jacket by Galliano. In a prince of wales checked virgin wool and cotton tweed fabric with an interesting textured effect and ribbed collar and hem. ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Lightweight Leopard Angora and Wool Cardigan
By John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
John Galliano brown and black lightweight leopard printed angora and wool cardigan. Button closures in front. Condition: Very good, tag semi detached. 36" bust, 30" waist, 20" lengt...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano black sheer knit tattoo top, fw 1997
By John Galliano, John Gallinao
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare John Galliano long-sleeve top ▪ Black sheer knit with tattoo designs ▪ Skin-tight ▪ Size Small ▪ Fall-Winter 1997 ▪ Made in France
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1990s John Galliano

Vintage 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Suede Lace Bias-Cut Gown and Jacket
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Christian Dior laser-cut suede and chantilly lace bias-cut gown with matching jacket that cost well over $30,000 when new. Dior is probably the best known name in high f...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano 2000s Leather Size 4 Distressed Print Drop Waist Belted Skirt
By John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 2000s JOHN GALLIANO brown distressed print leather skirt! Features a soft leather with a distressed print. Drop waist has a belt that buckles in the front. Flattering desc...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano SS-1993 Cropped Acetate Pants
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
Galliano’s work in the 1990s focused on historicism, poetry and romance. These statement satin pants wouldn’t have been out of place in the wardrobe of a notorious pirate, worn with ...
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1990s John Galliano

Christian Dior by John Galliano Black and White Novelty Playing Cards Cami Top
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Collectible CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO vintage black and white novelty print playing cards and dominos semi sheer mesh camisole top! Features lots of stretch, and adjustable str...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano black crêpe strapless dress with white mohair stripes, fw 1995
By John Gallinao, John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black crêpe strapless evening dress ▪ White mohair inset stripes ▪ Built-in corset ▪ Floor-length skirt with a large asymmetric drape ▪ FR 38 - UK 10 - US 6 ▪ Fall...
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1990s John Galliano

Stunning John Galliano Brown Cut Velvet Bias Skirt
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a vintage John Galliano brown floral burnout velvet skirt featuring bias cut, signature Galliano side button closure, and above ankle length. John G...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

2001 Christian Dior by Galliano Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
2001 CHRISTIAN DIOR by GALLIANO Gown Semi Sheer black viscose stretch knit high slit at front v neck 24: bust, 21" waist, 25: hips, 67" length Condition: Very good Size M / US 6 /...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

Christian Dior By John Galliano "I love Dior" Keyring Charm
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
From the iconic Christian Dior John Galliano years, this new/never used silver-tone metal "I love Dior" keyring could be a cute way to say "I love you" to a loved one... Of course, w...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano blue denim lace up knee high boots, ss 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano blue denim knee high boots ▪ Print inspired by soccer badges ▪ Pointed toe ▪ Leather soles ▪ Lace up fastening ▪ Zipper at inseam ▪ Size: Eur 38 ▪ Spring-Summer...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Fall 2002 Knit Coat
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
Size S, but fits a variety of sizes, up to XL. 90% Wool, 10% Polyester Excellent vintage condition.
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano hot pink silk chiffon bias-cut evening dress, ss 2004
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano hot pink silk chiffon evening dress ▪ Slip dress with lace trim ▪ Silk chiffon overlay with asymmetric drape ▪ Long ties fastening at the hip and shoulder ▪ Bias-cu...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

1990S JOHN GALLIANO Deadstock NWT Snake Snakeskin Print Light-Weight Wool Jacket
By John Galliano
Located in New York, NY
1990S JOHN GALLIANO Deadstock NWT Snake Snakeskin Print Light-Weight Wool Jacket
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1990s John Galliano

Christian Dior by John Galliano Gray and White Pinstripe Flared Leg Trousers 90s
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Flattering 1990s Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO cotton early 1990s grey and white Pinstripe wide flared led cuffed pants! Embroidered detail at knees. Can easily be dressed ...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano black acetate evening dress with attached chiffon scarf, ss 2001
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano black acetate evening maxi dress with attached chiffon scarf and decorative fabric flowers. Spring-Summer 2001
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1990s John Galliano

Christian Dior By John Galliano Miss Diorella Scarf, Fall-Winter 2001
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
From the iconic John Galliano years for Christian Dior, this unlabeled "trompe l'oeil" denim and patches scarf is from the highly sought after 2001 Fall-Winter "Miss Diorella" colle...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano black satin backed crepe trained evening slip dress, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano satin backed crepe evening slip dress ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Trained skirt with dancing loop ▪ Multiple satin panels form a geometric pattern ▪ 80% Ac...
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1990s John Galliano

New John Galliano for Christian Dior F/W 2004 *The Gambler* Shoes Sandals 38
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Christian Dior *The Gambler* Shoes Sandals This Sandals Match to the Famous Dior *The Gambler* Handbag from the same Collection. Designer size - 38 John Galliano for Christian Di...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

Christian Dior Black Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
Christian Dior Slip Dress Condition: Excellent Bust: 25", Waist: 20.5", Hip: 23", Length: 49.25" Fabric: 100% Viscose Size: L US10, FR42
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Hot Pink + White Sleeveless Cotton Blouse w/ Lace Cut - Outs
By John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy JOHN GALLIANO hot pink / fuchsia and white sleeveless top with an asymmetrical lace cut-out down the bodice! Reveals just the right amount of skin. Looks great with shorts, jean...
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21st Century and Contemporary John Galliano

John Galliano Burgundy brocade flared pant suit, ss 1998
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano; Burgundy floral brocade pant suit. Loose cut double breasted blazer jacket and high waisted flared pants. Spring-Summer 1998
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1990s John Galliano

Dior by Galliano Spring 06 "Dior Nude" Collection Trompe l'oeil Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano "Dior Nude" Collection Spring 2006 Slip Dress. Knit with a faux Trompe l'oeil corset, there is a lot of stretch in the fabric. I've had many differen...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano SS-2002 Cotton Printed T-Shirt
By John Galliano
Located in Brussels, BE
In his 1990s collections, John Galliano frequently used print to spice up his more casual pieces, coming up with esoteric and symbolic schemes. This colorful hand resting on a printe...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano yellow satin wide leg pant suit, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano yellow satin pantsuit ▪ Double-breasted jacket with shawl lapel ▪ Two front flap pockets ▪ Matching waist belt ▪ Mother of pearl buttons ▪ Wide leg pants with turn...
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1990s John Galliano

Documented Christian Dior by John Galliano AW 1997 Size 6-8 Blue Cheongsam Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Documented CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO A / W 1997 light blue vintage cheongsam style dress ! Features a soft lightweight wool with a luxurious silk lining. Pearl buttons up the s...
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1990s John Galliano

Gorgeous John Galliano Peach Floral Ruffle Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is pleased to offer a vintage John Galliano peach, coral, and orange-tone slip dress featuring a floral print, skinny straps, center front placket, and ruched si...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano white pique cotton jacket and dress ensemble, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano white pique cotton jacket and dress showpiece ensemble ▪ Short-sleeved jacket ▪ Padded hips and shoulders ▪ Nipped waist ▪ Halter-neck style lapel ▪ Black cord...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano gathered grey blouse, fw 1987
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano very early gathered grey blouse Fall-winter 1987 Measurements: Shoulder to shoulder 18" Waist 34" Bust 48" Length 39" Sleeve 27"
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1980s John Galliano

John Galliano Ivory Silk Jacquard Mini Dress With Chantilly Lace, ss 1997
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano ivory silk jacquard mini slip dress ▪ Red rose print ▪ Padded breast cups with Chantilly lace overlay ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Flounce mini skirt with two...
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1990s John Galliano

Corset John Galliano
By John Galliano
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
White corset with suspender belt in white silk and polyamide . Silver sequences embroidered and tulle frills.
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano floral printed silk chiffon bias cut evening dress, fw 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano silk chiffon evening dress ▪ Floral patchwork print ▪ Bias cut ▪ Cowl neck ▪ Frilled trim and sleeves ▪ Floor-length skirt ▪ FR 42 - UK 14 - US 8 ▪ Fall-Winter 20...
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Early 2000s John Galliano

John Galliano Red Bikini Beachwear NWOT
By John Galliano
Located in Capri, IT
John Galliano Red Bikini Beachwear NWOT totally made in italy in size 40
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21st Century and Contemporary John Galliano

John Galliano Lace Cardigan and 2 Camisoles Set
By John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous cardigan and camisole set in black knit lace plus an additional matching red camisole all from John Galliano. The set consists of 2 flower pattern lace knit camisoles one ...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano Little Black Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This dress is made of stretch fabric with flowers and pearl shells. The name labels are taken out. In good vintage condition size is about small, US 6/8 or EU 36/ 38 Please note th...
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20th Century John Galliano

John Galliano purple and black herringbone mohair sweater and skirt set, fw 1999
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano purple mohair sweater and skirt set ▪ Black herringbone design with purple base ▪ Turn-over cuffs ▪ Large high-neck fold-over collar ▪ Ankle-length skirt ▪ 40% Mo...
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1990s John Galliano

John Galliano fashion for sale on 1stDibs

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