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John Galliano’s Nomad Lady Warriors

Yesterday, John Galliano dazzled critics with his fall 2010 namesake collection. Last season, editors including Carine Roitfeld were forced to wait outside in the pouring rain for the venue — which had a leaky roof — to open. But this season’s weather didn’t put a damper on Galliano’s genius. The show was perfect at the end of a season in which designers really thought about, and made, clothes for strong, working women who could use a good power suit. The clothes were inspired by “nomadic warrior-women” and included leather mountain coats trimmed with yak fur and turban hats made from Mongolian lamb, fox, and wool. Galliano took his bow in a “brigand chieftain” outfit, complete with a giant hat and a dagger in his belt.

You might look completely crazy in this stuff, but it’s large and in-charge, and if you walked into a coffee shop dressed like this in the thick of winter, no one would dare mess with you. Also, there was only one completely sheer nipple- and panty-exposing dress on Galliano’s runway this season. Galliano might not do power suits, but he has power hats and other things down.

See a complete slideshow of John Galliano’s fall 2010 collection.

John Galliano: Paris Fashion Week [Telegraph UK]

John Galliano’s Nomad Lady Warriors