2005 John Galliano Zebra and Newspaper Print Skirt


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)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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