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Monday, April 21, 2008

You saw a few baubles on John Galliano's fall runway, but here's your first good look at the dagger, flower and coin motifs that make up the high-end new line...



And here's what John has to say...

“Attention to every detail has always been so important, from the dress, the hair, the heels, the handbag, every detail matters. Top to toe, I want to know every detail of her story, so I am really excited that we are launching our own jewelry line this autumn. It's something that I have wanted to do for a long time."

“We looked at trinkets, secrets, forbidden objects and disguises. I wanted to create something new, a new treasure for her to covet. I like to mix what people expect from Galliano with what they don’t. I like my designs to be provocative, to mix romance with attitude, decadence with eccentricity, the refined with the raw. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all.”

“The inspiration is very much the essence of Galliano. It combines art and myths, baroque and gothic influences, beauty and elegance, all the things I love in three key themes.”

“I have always thought of myself as an adventurer. I plunder the globe looking for inspiration. A pirate is glamorous and charming, so the dagger collection takes inspiration from this seductive personality, as well as the famous dagger of Topkapi.”

“The flower collection shows the softer, more romantic side of Galliano. This is ultra luxe, ultra feminine for that perfect final precious bloom to add sparkle to flounces and frills.”

“The coin collection really mixes elements of vintage and travel, of all the exotic coins you collect, barter and exchange, old and new. We have even franked our own Galliano mint, and its own rich heraldic refinement.”

“I am so thrilled to have been able to produce this jewelry line. I think it shows another side to Galliano. Galliano girls are very ethereal, very romantic, and very after-dark. It's good they now have their own jewels to set of their unique style!”

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