John Galliano’s Maison Margiela RTW Debut Feels Like ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Technicolor Droog-ettes slouch down the runway in Paris.

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Insouciant models were positively creeping down the runway (Photo: Getty).
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Maison Margiela AW 2015
Can't you just picture this menacing model kicking her pal into the Thames à la Malcolm McDowell's Alex? (Photo: Getty)
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Margiela is a celeb favorite, adored by Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett, the Kardashians and so many more. We don't expect them to adopt this makeup look, but the jacket is totally wearable (Photo: Getty).
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This look seems especially well-suited to a more casual red carpet (Photo: Getty).
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The garish makeup felt refreshing after weeks of models sporting bare-faced looks (Photo: Getty).
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Asymmetrical hair was big for MM (Photo: Getty).
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A paranoid Droogette in a wide-brimmed black hat (Photo: Getty).
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Turtlenecks, mock or otherwise, have been big on runways this fashion month (Photo: Getty).
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Every self-respecting dystopian ingenue knows blue eyebrows are a must (Photo: Getty).
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Shoes were straight from the 1960s, with Lucite heels for a nouveau-fossilization effect (Photo: Getty).
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Furry clodhoppers were also '60s-like in their own way; remember how big shag rugs were then? (Photo: Getty)
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The models scowl in the finale (Photo: Getty).
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Eyes Wide Shut-esque gold faces at Rick Owens yesterday, and a pack of technicolor Droogs today? Apparently, French fashion is having a Kubrick moment.

At John Galliano’s first ready-to-wear show as creative director of Maison Margiela, we could not help but think of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Models grimaced and tromped down the runway (yes, there are videos) with extreme and colorful makeup lining their eyes, like a female version of the pack of delinquents in the 1971 classic.

1971—fashion just can’t seem to get over that year.

Mr. Galliano’s inaugural outing with Maison Margiela was, by all accounts, a theatrical and bold success. And if this is what the Droogs’ complementary girl gang would look like, someone needs to get the rights for a Clockwork Orange sequel ASAP. Click through our slideshow to see all the looks.

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