Photo: Petteri Lamula
From the first time I laid my bug eyes on designer Katie Gallagher’s glam, goth-y designs, I was obsessed/convinced Gallagher put some sort of sartorial spell on me. Which is fitting, considering her witchy designs remind me of Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams. See: Flowing floor-length black dresses-meets-Sarah Jessica Parker’s other (Carrie Bradshaw, who?) massively-underrated sartorial slayer as the chic, flirty witch in the ’90s CLASSIC, Hocus Pocus. But Gallagher is also fearless when it comes to a little leather and a little skin—albeit perpetually adding her own twisted twist (yeah, I went there) with severe angles and fun fabrics. Gallagher recently invited me to her Chinatown apartment-cum-studio (NBD), for which I was also obsessed. Apartment highlights include her bouquet of
roses rubber rats hanging from a wall, a license plate reading “FUNERAL,” and, the most amazing fluffy oversized creature I have ever seen: her cat, Sveater. (Dear Katie, please let me babysit/kidnap that furry nugget!) But Sveater was aaaalmost upstaged when I took a look at Gallagher’s latest collection, which will be showing next week at New York Fashion Week. If you see me laying in a coma behind a sea of models, don’t fret: I did it all for my <3 of fashion. Alas, here’s Katie Gallagher’s favorite fashion-y things!
Statement Piece: Katie Gallagher Black Bat dress.
Lipstick: MAC’s Creme D’ Nude lipstick.
Katie Gallagher in Martine Ali jewelry.
All photos courtesy of Katie Gallagher
Jewelry: I love Martine Ali.
Eye Makeup: Benefit’s Boiing in 01.
Perfume: Comme Des Garcons’ Eau de Parfum.
Hangover Remedy: Morning run followed by raw cashews.
Katie Gallagher shows off her tattoos in The Lake & Stars swimsuit.
Tattoo: My haunted wrist containing a jack-o-lantern, a candy corn, a ghost, a hat and a bat! All by Paul Booth!
Nail Polish: Chinatown by Nars.
Shoes: Jil Sander.
Rose water toner.
Face Products: My rose water toner.
Music Video Style: Nick Cave, “Where the Wild Roses Grow.”
Album Cover Art: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless.