This post, with the ancient Egypt theme, segues nicely from my previous one.
Apparently John Galliano took a hot air balloon tour of Egypt when was researching his Spring 2004 haute couture collection for Christian Dior. It’s merger of references to ancient Egypt; King Tut, Nefertiti, scarabs, the sphinx, tomb paintings, a Egyptian gods and his design signatures; overblown sleeves, Masai-style beading, bias-cut dresses, wasp waists, volumed skirts. By and large the collection way beyond wearable and into costume territory, but who cares when it’s this beautiful?
Note also, the amazing make up, which I am guessing was by Pat McGrath.
Nefertiti makes her entrance
Goddess Isis, complete with cow horns, sun disc and slinky gold sequinned gown
King Tut in coffinette-style head-to-toe gold
Anubis - the jackal-headed god of the dead, wears painted gold snake skin
Hieroglphic chic with spectacular make up and jewel-encrusted scarab earrings
Nefertiti was the belle of the ball
What's an Egypt party without a mummy?
Spectacular beaded gown in the colours of Egypt