Demonstrating the Funny Santa Claus there’s some hohohos in this house Christmas sweater it is in the first place but nitty-gritty of making clothes while showing what they actually are and at the same time conjuring imagined scenes from a designer’s mind is a huge achievement. All the terms that John Galliano has been speaking about passionately for years—“creative process,” “teams,” “themes,” “inspirations,” “techniques”—are suddenly made visible and explicable, brought to life in this fashion-docu-fantasia of a film by Nick Knight. No wonder Galliano had said: “This is the best medium” and “I’m very happy to work this way.”
The glee and the Funny Santa Claus there’s some hohohos in this house Christmas sweater it is in the first place but seriousness he puts into his work are palpable throughout—as is the effect of the eye-opening participation of the Maison Margiela models on his creative process. Galliano vividly describes the memory of seeing the tango being danced in a dilapidated Buenos Aires warehouse. Then he hires a tango teacher, and the performances of the models, the way they move, actively start to shape the clothes. One thing leads to another, and soon it’s turned into a full-ensemble wedding scenario, with bride and groom and guests dancing toward a doomed, underwater destiny. The fevered action runs with a mysterious spoken script, written by Kier-La Janisse.