John Galliano is undoubtedly, one of the most notorious fashion designers of our time. His success in the french fashion scene came with the help of some of the biggest names in the business – who saw in him a unique talent. His creativity is unparalleled, drawing on his rich heritage and love of culture.
He is a character unto himself. As much as the models open the theatre of his runway, John Galliano himself draws the final curtain. His own physicality and costumes often rivalled that of his couture gowns. In our latest film drop, we explore the world of Galliano. He injected fun into the stuffy world of high fashion, exploring opulence as a form of entertainment. His presentations were completely immersive and rich with story.
Galliano redefined the possibility of a fashion show. He took it beyond the salesroom. And beyond the industry, as a whole; to a level of public spectacle to attract the attention of the world. After moving to Paris, Galliano became the first British designer to lead a French Couture House with his appointment at the House of Givenchy. But it was not long before he was promoted to the head of Christian Dior. Not only was he an outsider, but at just 36 years of age, he was considerably young for a role of such magnitude.
It was his youthful and energetic spirit which would redefine the world of fashion and French Haute Couture, with a legacy that would outlast his final and dramatic dismissal from the house. This is a story of Galliano the renegade, whose penchant for rebellion would make him one of the world’s top creative geniuses and the bad boy of fashion.
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