Oh. My. Gosh. I was obsessing (who am I kidding, I still am!) over this collection when I first saw it. Charlie Chaplin, clock gears/Steampunk runway backdrop, Dieselpunk-like garments - it was all so perfect and spoke to me so much! the biannual Galliano menswear extravaganza began with a tip of Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat to his silent masterpiece, Modern Times. Dressed as Chaplin, mustache eyebrow, defined cheekbones and all, model Scott Barnhill strutted out of a huge clock backdrop as Galliano’s exciting movie madness began. The designer wanted to make a statement about new proportions in menswear, and the shrunken jacket and baggy pants seemed like a perfect place to start. Chaplin was continuously seen on the catwalk by more of the models with pork-pie hats and grungy attire, all with a pensive and bleak, yet interestingly devious expressions and the way they stomped upon the runway (Galliano is truly as demanding a director as he is a designer). The finale involved formal-wear literally stripped - like the models - of everything that didn’t directly enhance the voluminous trousers and evening jackets, reconstructed with straps, zippers, and a confident attitude. With a surreal close, strobe lightning shined everywhere and the models crowded the catwalk, with Galliano strutting down the runway himself with his overly confident attitude (just look at his expression, and fishtail braids!) Take a look at the runway video here - I’m obsessed.