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Parsons students may no longer have access to John Galliano, after his planned three-day workshop was abruptly cancelled this week, but Vanity Fair readers will soon get the chance to bear witness to the disgraced designer’s first interview since his public, anti-Semitic outburst in early 2011.
For starters, we’re kind of afraid of him. Also, his decision-making skills make him a questionable-at-best role model for the young minds at Parsons. Here’s why we’re not rushing over to the registrar.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first-ever mobile phone conversation, and boy, have we come a looong way since 1973. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at major fashion moments that would have gone unnoticed were it not for the invention of the cellphone.
The white smoke has billowed in Vatican City and the new Pope has been named, but thirteen years ago, we got an idea of what John Galliano’s version the Catholic leader would look like during one not-so-Christian Dior runway show.
John Galliano‘s “brother”, Joe, made another cameo on last night’s Conan, and this time, he addressed John’s controversial “Hasidic” wardrobe. Obviously, the real matter was not addressed, but hats were involved!
While his residency in Oscar de la Renta‘s studio began only a matter of weeks ago, John Galliano‘s signature drama was noticeably in the air yesterday evening as we settled in to watch what was surely one of the most hotly anticipated shows of New York Fashion Week. Sitting front row was Cathy Horyn, no doubt relieved that all of the Galliano gossip means that the media will be letting barbecue-related bygones be bygones this season. Since she has known both designers for many years, we couldn’t pass up the chance to pick the brain of the New York Times fashion critic about their partnership this season.
Oscar de la Renta is, without question, a living legend amongst New York fashion designers. And with good reason: this year marks his 50th anniversary toiling away in the city, creating some of the most sophisticated and elegant collections American fashion has to offer. The 80-year-old sat down with William Norwich for an interview in the new issue of New York magazine, and shared some of his well-earned wisdom and, yes, dished on some of the juicy stories he’s found himself involved in as of late.
While academia isn’t exactly the path we would have imagined John Galliano‘s career would take, it seems the designer is setting his sights on the classroom for his next big step.
There may be many people who disagree with Oscar de la Renta‘s decision to lend a hand to John Galliano in his pursuit of a big fashion industry comeback, but John’s brother Joe is not one of them. If you’ll recall, Joe is a recurring guest on Conan and, like his brother, a lover of unusual, extravagant headpieces, on which front he truly outdid himself last night.
Grace Coddington‘s publicity blitz for her recently-released memoir Grace means we’ve had the chance to hear from Vogue‘s Titian-haired creative director on everything from taking the subway to Anna Wintour‘s powers as both psychic and seductress. Today, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Coddington weighs in on the recent shakeup at Balenciaga and where she expects fashion’s now-unemployed stars to wind up next.
Raf Simons‘ next steps at the helm of Dior will be creating a concrete vision of the Dior woman and signature traits that are instantly recognizable, as well as turning the brand into something that people can wear every day, he said in an interview.
Antoine Arnault is scion to LVMH, CEO of Berluti, and boyfriend of supermodel Natalia Vodianova. In other words, the consummate fashion insider. Which means we were very much intrigued to hear what he had to say about the final period of John Galliano‘s tenure at the helm of Christian Dior before he was fired for a highly publicized anti-Semitic rant.
One thing is for sure: protestors in Paris could not care less about fashion week.
The Palace is not wasting any time in pursuing legal action against Closer, the French tabloid that last week published topless photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing with Prince William at a chateau in the South of France.