Sunday, April 17, 2011

School Assignment: John Galliano

School Assignment
{ Week #2 - Current Designers }

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by Miles Socha with contributions from Luisa Zargani, Kerry Olsen
Source: WWD - Issue 04/15/2011

Summary: Most are aware that Dior let head designer John Galliano go
last month after an anti-Semitic and racist outburst surfaced. He also has just been
"formally sacked from the fashion company that bears his name."

The 17-year-old firm's board just recently met and made the
decision to "eject the maverick British designer."
They have no immediate priority to sell the company, but
there are interested parties if that changes.
The current in-house design team at John Galliano will be charged
with producing collections at a house prized for bias-cut dresses,
newspaper prints and retro-tinged tailoring. A pre-spring collection
is already said to be in the works.

"Galliano is to stand trial on a charge of public insult at 
the High Court, which is expected on May 12 to set the date
for the proceedings. The designer could face months in prison
and a fine of 22,500 euros ($31,271)."

By no means do I agree with Galliano on his views,
but it is a shame to see a talent go to waste.


  1. Agreed 100% with you. Undeniably talented, but honestly, I am doubtful he will work again...

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