The white smoke has billowed in Vatican City and the new Pope has been named, but thirteen years ago, we got an idea of what John Galliano’s version of the Catholic leader would look like during one not-so-Christian Dior runway show. Something tells us Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s vestments won’t be quite as brilliantly bedazzled — although whether he’ll choose Prada for his scarlet loafers unlike our old friend Benedict remains to be seen.
Galliano sent out the razor-cheekboned model you see below in a look from the fall 2000 haute couture show — a provocative collection even by the designer’s standards, which also included a beribboned Marie Antoinette, an eroticized sailor, a skeletal Día de Muertos getup, and a syringe-toting nurse with a red cross taped over her mouth.
“Habemus papam,” everyone!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.