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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.
In a wide-ranging interview with Vice magazine, Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati weighs in on drug use, John Galliano‘s demise, and the sartorial pitfalls of “fat bottomed” women. In other words: he sounds like a less robotic version of Karl Lagerfeld.
Normally when people are recovering from substance abuse, they’re cautioned to stay away from situations where they’d be tempted to use again. Apparently that is not the case for former Dior designer John Galliano, who came out of hiding to go to what we’re sure was a booze-riddled party for a longtime friend’s birthday.
As part of his annual Year in Review, the Village Voice’s Michael Musto had himself photographed as some of the biggest newsmakers of 2011. Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Michele Bachmann, a generic Occupy Wall Street protestor, and Kim Kardashian all garnered the Musto treatment, but it was his John Galliano portrait that really caught our eye.
After months of silence probably imposed by a strongly worded non-disclosure agreement, Marc Jacobs has finally addressed the rumors that he would at some point take over creative direction at the house of Dior. And now that it seems like he’s out of the running for what is arguably fashion’s most coveted job, (thanks, Raf Simons), Jacobs says he’s not all that broken up about the fact that he’s not replacing John Galliano.
Now that Marc Jacobs is said to be out of the running for the top job at Dior, those in the know say Belgian designer Raf Simons is in talks to take over the creative side at the storied French fashion house.
Designer John Galliano may be hiding his face from the world after his spectacularly public fall from glory, but that doesn’t mean his work has been forgotten. This week, France’s Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment gave the John Galliano atelier the label of Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant, or Living Heritage Company.
Buried deep (and we do mean deep) in a story about how much fashion Dior is selling these days is the latest bit of news about the negotiations between designer Marc Jacobs and the executives at LVMH trying to draw up a contract that will entice Jacobs to become head of the French fashion house.