Saturday, April 16, 2011

The John Galliano Drama

It was about time to write a new entry, it has been months since I last wrote but I guess my head's been somewhere else and I guess is not gonna be fun to write something that might be boring and senseless. But now I felt like writing and what's more trendy than flower patterns and Stella McCartney's orange pieces or Prada's banana skirt!? Well, the whole John Galliano dismissal from both Dior and his namesake brand.

This situation is bizarre. We all drink and we all get drunk sometimes, from the boy who works at a supermarket to worlwide famous designers like Galliano. And I think this episode that happened in a Paris café just went out of everyone's hands.

"In light of the deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano in a video made public , Christian Dior has commenced termination procedures against him".

"We unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of Christian Dior." Ok, his comments were a little racist and anti-semitic, but I also think it was a trap. If you start bothering someone by the way he's dressed and making comments of course there's gonna be a reaction and it seems weird that someone's taping a conversation in the middle of a café.

Anyways, more than trying to find a reason of why this happened, this post is focused on what a big loss fashion's having again. Fashion is going through lots of losses. I can't name them all in order but Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow are the biggest of all losses, then Christopher Decarnin, Lacroix and now Galliano, who lost his job at Dior and his own brand. And I think exactly the same way I think about Lee, John's position won't be easy to replace. The way he brought Dior's house back to life it's amazing. The way the company gave him freedom to create was amazing. If we go back to see of all his work we could see how full of creativity it was and the great proposals he made.

I will never forget his Egypt inspired Haute Couture collection, one of my favorites. He is (or was) one of the greatest showmen that fashion has met. A Galliano show was not only about the clothes, it was a whole: lightning, fashion, stage, acting on the catwalk and of of course his finales, where he always came to greet the audience with his costumes.

Hope he finds a way to make a come back in the fashion world, couture and Paris Fashion Week won't be the same without him...