Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oh, Galliano

A few weeks ago the fashion world was rocked by the shocking anti-Semitic rantings of John Galliano, now former head designer for the House of Dior in France. It is especially sad as being a minority himself as a gay man, you would have hoped Mr Galliano had a more open mind, wherewithal and sensitivity towards people who are persecuted enough already. I agree with the article Isaac posted - while we can celebrate his amazing achievements, justice had to be done - i.e. his dismissal from Dior. Here's the article, from The New Yorker which muses upon Galliano's spectacular fall from grace. Galliano was a close friend to many a celeb, including Kate Moss - and was widely rumored to be designing her wedding dress for her forthcoming nuptials to Jamie Hince from The Kills (other musical half of the divine Alison Mosshart).

I adored soooo many of Galliano's creations. His punk sensibility and wild haute couture flourishes were fashion gold. Here are a few of my favourite Galliano fashion moments:

Gwen Stefani's Wedding Dress, 2002 - to die! One of my faves celeb wedding dresses ever
(including Dita's Westwood)

Some Carrie moments, naturellement! Styled by Patricia Field. The newspaper dress
may in fact be my favorite Carrie outfit ever

Love Courtney circa the 90's and early 00's.This fabulous shredded midnight number is
at the Golden Globes,
2000. One of my fave Gallianos.

Taylor chancels Courtney in 2010 for Galliano's fragrance Parlez moi d'amour
- still a cute punky pic though.
Check out the vid here - I do like her voice.

The beautiful Carla Bruni in her hey-day, one of my favourite Supers of the 90's -
and now Mrs Sarkozy. Pic is from 1995

I love Ms Moore. Here she is at the Globes, 2010. I love Demi in this sublime nude, frothy
confection.Well done Rachel Zoe (Demi's long time stylist until she was usurped by her protege,
Brad Goreski in earlier this year - fashion scandal!)

Nicole's Oscars Chartreuse Chinoiserie gown was the talk of the town .
This 1997 moment helped make NK a fashion leader. and remains a red carpet favourite

I preferred this gold Galliano from 2000. Divine.


Not loving the top but adore the turquoise skirt! However, she should have been wearing these...

I adore Galliano's silk, suede, feather, wood and lambskin Dior heels!

After weeks of speculation, Dior are still zip-lipped about Galliano's replacement, with designers Richard Tischi (Givenchy), Albert Elbaz (Lanvin), Hedi Slimane (ex Dior Homme) and Aussie's Akira Isogawa being bandied about. Time will tell whether anyone has the chops to step into the shoes one of fashion's true greats.

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