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Fashion of fun by John Galliano

They say John Galliano is making fun from fashion and doesn't take design seriously. Maybe he is making fun but his fun-fashion gives lots of money to the house of Dior and more glory than there was before. It was the start of a new era for Dior when Galliano came. Being creative director of Givenchy he was good enough for Anna Wintour to decide that he would be good enough for Dior and Bernard Arnault agreed.

John Galliano turns presentations of all his collections for the house of Christian Dior to the real show. Fashion critics and editors keep talking about his collections many weeks after and there is so much to talk about - not only his dresses and total looks but how it all was presented to public.

One of the historical and most fabulous shows was Christian Dior Fall-Winter 1998/99 Haute Couture show. The collection was named "A Voyage on the Diorient Express, ot the Story of the Princess Pocahontas" and totally expressed the name by clothing and decorations.

The show took place at the Austerlitz railway station in Paris. It was usual thing for Galliano to choose french Opera house or railway station for the show but the Diorient Express became real sensation. Models came to the show in retro-train and guests were seating at the plattform covered with sand and decorated by Louis Vuitton tranks. It was almost the first time in fashion history when designer used the dorations of the other brand in his show.

The actors wearing indian costumes fullfilled the theatrical atmosphere and the impression of dresses inspired by the XVIth century costumes. Those dreses were the "lots -of-time" creations as said by Francois Lesage (the most famous world embroiderer who makes haute couture collections for fashion houses for many years) - it took 2000 hours to create one dress and such a dress was the most expensive he had ever seen. Nevertheless this show took lots of critic by editros and critics such as Suzy Menkes. They didn't like the theater in fashion but Galliano's idea really worked and public loved it. Since Gallino first collection for Dior their net profit has grown enormously.

There is no need to be a critic to understand how fabulous Galliano's shows are, you just need to love and enjoy fashion how John Galliano himself loves and enjoys it.


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Jul. 26th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
<3 John Galliano <3
Haute Couture as art <3
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
haute couture is always the art and considering Galliano pieces I can't help admiring..
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Jul. 27th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
You're lucky then;)
Jul. 27th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Loved this post.
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
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