'My fashion has been a constant evolution of ideas... All that experimental cutting led me to understand precisely how a jacket had been put together in the past; how to put it together correctly in the present and then, from that, I was led to dismantle it and reassemble it in a way that would point to the future.'
Galliano's final year collection at St Martin's School of Art was influenced by French revolutionary dress. But, like many art school students, Galliano also found inspiration in London's night life. 'The club scene fed me... Being with other creative people like Boy George was a crucial experience for me.'
'Fallen Angel' spring/summer 1986
Given by Bouke de Vries
Museum no. T.223&A-1989
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