Paris-based British fashion designer John Galliano [pictured] turned to the dark side of history with his 2008/2009 autumn/winter collection for Paris Fashion Week.
Galliano's collection, called Ice, focused on the fairs which once took place on the frozen Thames in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, when the climate was more severe and the masses would gather and hold fairs and celebrations on the ice, wrapped up in as many layers as possible.
Galliano's look back in time saw princes, judges, guillotine victims and harlequins take to the catwalk. The fashion inquisition featured some shocking images, which featured bloody body paint as well as models dressed for an execution, complete with ropes and hoods.
You have to love Galliano for his incredible imagination, theatricality and the historical richness of his couture collections.
Wearable? Actually, some of the pieces would convert well to the high street and heaven knows most menswear is so boring...
You can see more shots from the Galliano show here
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