This particular look from the collection exemplified several garment pieces worn by ancient Egyptians. The band holds an image of the Uraeus or cobra which signified royalty. There was also a thing called Pastiche, and it was a false beard worn on the chin to symbolise maturity and authority. It is interesting to note that the Pastiche was not only worn by adult male rulers, but of queens and young rulers as well. The base of Galliano's dress seems to be a tunic - the typical garment worn by the Egyptian male and female. Moreover, the piece of fabric tied around the waist of the model may be representative of the Shendot, a piece of stiff fabric worn by men over their man skirts. The accessories such as the gold bangles on the arm, gold earrings, and the elaborate collar display are also influenced by the civilisation.
The Byzantine Period was a period marked by the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures. This period was special for it did not only give birth to a new sense of approaching aesthetics but also preserved the antique ideals of the Greek and Roman cultures. Centered at Constantinople, the blending of various cultures produced beautiful illuminated manuscripts, and Christian themed mosaics. Dolce and Gabbana's Fall 2013 collection was one that used its dresses as a canvas for Byzantine-like mosaics, and its crowns and jewellery to depict the grandeur of the empire's rulers.
A little after the Byzantine era was the 14th and 15th Middle Ages. During the time, the social structure consisted of the nobility, the bourgeoisie, and the peasants. It was also around this time that bizarre beauty standards (at least in the eyes of a 21st century person) came to be. High, broad looking foreheads were all the rage. This weird standard resulted in the plucking of hair around this area, including the eyebrows. Cool looking shoes called Poulaines, which were extremely elongated pointed shoes, were deemed fashionable. These shoes were hard to walk in. Hence, it made sense that wealthier men had longer Poulaines because their mode of living was one that did not require them to work and move around. Comme des Garcon made their own version for their Spring 2015 collection.