First up: John Galliano is a madman. As creative as McQueen, but with more of a flair for a "theme," he has served as head of design at Givenchy and is currently head of Dior as well as his own label. His shows are always spectacles, as were McQueen's, but Galliano shows his hand more. Spring '11 was plainly inspired by the early years of cinema and its legendary stars Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. I love the runway show with its gears and big clock from "Modern Times" in the background, Chaplin from many differnt films, and Keaton, without explanation, in a veiled hat! The start of the show was quite literal with models dressed as both silent stars. But tight jackets and severely dropped crotches evolved into shapes that were modern and sexy.
The runway show starts with a marvelous sample of Chaplin from "The Great Dictator," and has a soundtrack featuring vintage Donna Summer!