First seen on Paris catwalks as accessories to Galliano's ravishing line of completely transparent evening wear, greeted with enthusiastic applause, his silver lamé knickers [illustrated] flew off the shelves in 24 hours. M&S brought Chinese knock-offs to its' shops 48 hours later, at knock-down prices.
The success of this esoteric item of underwear was first attributed to it's complicated seam system and faultless finish, carefully crafted to produce no unsightly "elastic ridges" (VPL).
However, airport officials are reporting that the new naked body-scanners, now mandatory, have been revealing only a white glare in the pelvic area which their instructions oblige them to photograph with care and index with the passport-holder's number and country code. Subsequent strip searches have demonstrated that in all cases, Galliano's knickers have successfully shielded usually attractive wearer's genitals from State inspectors.