2005 John Galliano Zebra and Newspaper Print Skirt

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This swirling silk maxi-skirt was designed by John Galliano in his early-2000s heyday and needs no introduction. Crafted from sheer gossamer silk with silk godet panels around the hem to create fullness and movement. The panels are alternatingly patterned with a zebra hide design and the designer’s iconic newspaper print. Tailored to a high-waist cut, the waistband is secured with delicate fabric-covered buttons and fabric loops along the left hip. It is hemmed with a sheer white tulle trim and fully lined with off-white silk crepe; there are three layers overall. The nude, soft plastic brand label is present in the top of the waistband and the collection is spring / summer 2005. Labelled a UK 8 or US 2 and true to size. This sought-after piece is in excellent vintage condition with no issues of any note and worthy of the phrase 'archival vintage'. Our model (5ft 4in / 163cm) is a size UK 6-8 and this fit her well.

Putting his stamp on a pattern that has a century-long fashion history, Galliano launched his newspaper print for Christian Dior’s Spring 2000 Couture collection and it has had notable repeats since. As both Dior and his own label were owned by the luxury conglomerate LVMH, Galliano was able to transpose designs between the two fashion houses. Galliano pieces from pre 2010 were made in the same factory as the ready to wear Dior collections so you can expect the same quality and finish across this skirt as on those earlier, highly collectable Galliano-for-Dior pieces. Bonhams recently sold an original Dior newsprint dress for $23,000 in 2024.


Length: 35 in. (89 cm)

Waist: 28 in. (71 cm)

Hip: 34 in. (86 cm)