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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.
As all you fashion-loving readers have probably heard, Dior‘s former creative director John Galliano was recently stripped of his Legion of Honor award by the French government because of anti-semitic remarks he made last year. Many have (rightfully) condemned the designer’s actions, but someone has finally come to his defense: His fictional brother Joe, who just happens to have a fabulous collection of chapeaux.
France’s President François Hollande has stripped disgraced designer John Galliano of his Chevalier of the Legion of Honor award. Well, Hollande certainly took his sweet time — Galliano was found guilty of making Anti-Semitic remarks, and was fined a paltry $24,600 nearly one year ago.
From the dreary streets of Paris to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles. Can you blame him?
French fashion bigwig Pierre Denis is headed over to Jimmy Choo, effective immediately. Denis was formerly an executive at John Galliano, though his exact position at the company seems to be up for debate, given all of the contradictory reporting this morning.
“Madness” and “genius” – especially creative genius – have long been thought to go hand-in-hand. This past Friday, a Toronto-based group called Workman Arts staged the “Mad Couture Catwalk”, a runway show for which each of the 33 pieces shown was created by a an artist afflicted with mental illness or addiction issues.
John Galliano is back in the headlines, if only for a moment.
Who’s taking over Dior? An easier question to answer would be, who isn’t? Today, another one of the young, talented names who had been bandied about as a contender for the job not only pulled his name out of the running — he said he’d never even been considered in the first place.
We thought we were finally seeing some light at the end of the John Galliano replacement tunnel, but it turns out we might have been mistaken. Reports that Raf Simons is still in the running to take over the top job at Dior were amplified by his decision to leave Jil Sander this week, but sources say that a move to Dior might not be in the cards anymore.