“I think leopard print can go quite bourgeois or rock ‘n’ roll, and I definitely pushed for the latter direction,” said Bill Gaytten of the John Galliano collection’s signature print, based on a hybrid beast that was part leopard, part tiger. It added a wild note to asymmetric cocktail dresses. More unexpected spins included a fierce embroidered cat adorning an innocent-looking lemon silk pleated dress with a signature draped bow detail at the waist.
Other elements included denim embroidered with lotus flowers, studded dresses, an animal print trench, and a great checked jacket cut on the Galliano bias with a contrast animal print collar.
The designer also sprinkled in a range of signature pretty options, including Galliano dancing dresses with tulle overlays and vintage-looking embroidered slips.
More From Paris Haute Couture Week Fall 2017:
Christian Dior Couture Fall 2017: As the house of Dior turns 70, Maria Grazia Chiuri designed her fall couture collection an homage to the house founder.
Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2017: The collection blended Baroque references and rock ‘n’ roll — with a soupçon of 3-D printing.
Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall 2017: For her 10th anniversary show, the designer sent out aquatic-themed creations to a performance by underwater group Between Music.
Paris to Honor Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel Couture Show: Mayor Anne Hidalgo is to decorate the couturier with a Grand Vermeil medal, the city’s highest distinction.