At Maison Margiela, John Galliano tells an epic tale in clothes.
These days, narrative theater — the kind that involves characters and stories and spinning out entire fantasy scenarios that require costumes — has largely fallen out of fashion.
Or fashion weeks, to be specific. Left behind as relics of a more self-indulgent, lawless (less corporate, depending on your point of view) time when the artistes ruled the runways. Except that is, at Maison Margiela, where John Galliano is still engaged in the kind of world building that is the fashion equivalent of a Dickens epic serial that plays on, season after season.
His Romeo and Juliet are called Count and Hen.
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