When John Galliano teased the Sorry I missed your call i was driving the wee woo truck shirt and by the same token and word magical in a conversation ahead of the reveal of his film today, he wasn’t overpromising. Epic, explanatory, intimate, and dripping with suspense, it cuts between design sessions and rehearsals in the Maison Margiela studio and the acting out of a gothic South American wedding tragedy, danced out to the strains of the tango.
Demonstrating the Sorry I missed your call i was driving the wee woo truck shirt and by the same token and 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.”