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1995 DolceVita Dior Perfume Advert (Video)

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Interesting to see John's personal struggle with his own legacy.

He's going to be known for the work he's done under Dior and has made extreme efforts to make sure that you see his own personality, his own references, his own work, which is why collections can seem at odds with the groundwork Dior himself laid. His design lives, breathes and seeks to interact with our modern times. I honestly don't think he would do the collections now that he started out with simply because they aren't of the moment, they don't deal with the terror and chaos that has infused itself with our times. The glamour reference points resurface, of course...but I think John is preparing for the changing of the guard due to come to fashion.

At some point, we're going to lose the Kaiser, O. de la Renta, Valentino, living stalwarts directly influenced by Dior himself, certainly. Jacobs is already tearing up ideas of luxury in NYC and restructuring them in Paris, Raf Simons is poised to become very influential, Hedi is no where near being down for the count and so on and so forth. We cannot forget that they are John's contempories. I think we can count on seeing more contradictions and surprises as Dior continues to grow, as fashion continues to rely on modernity, as the world continues toward where ever the hell its headed.

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This i don't like. It looks amateuristic.

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Galliano´s colorful version of "sportswear on heels" for Dior rtw fall 98


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These pics are things i've never seen before from john. What is this? was he despressed or something? This is more of a gaultier-like style... this doesn't look john to me...

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his first "from catwalk to real life collection" for Dior rtw summer 99, filled with military influences, art deco motifs and fortuny pleats


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wonderfull, you should become a fashion writer, or are you one already?

Personally i think galliano is doing more theatrical and dramatical things to try to lure people in his turbulent, colourfull, decadent world, in which they can forget todays problems such as terrorism. I base my theory on the fact that in the ready to wear show for spring summer 2005, he chose for an edited version of "imagine", including a version that was sung in some arabian language.

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Interesting to see John's personal struggle with his own legacy.

He's going to be known for the work he's done under Dior and has made extreme efforts to make sure that you see his own personality, his own references, his own work, which is why collections can seem at odds with the groundwork Dior himself laid. His design lives, breathes and seeks to interact with our modern times. I honestly don't think he would do the collections now that he started out with simply because they aren't of the moment, they don't deal with the terror and chaos that has infused itself with our times. The glamour reference points resurface, of course...but I think John is preparing for the changing of the guard due to come to fashion.

At some point, we're going to lose the Kaiser, O. de la Renta, Valentino, living stalwarts directly influenced by Dior himself, certainly. Jacobs is already tearing up ideas of luxury in NYC and restructuring them in Paris, Raf Simons is poised to become very influential, Hedi is no where near being down for the count and so on and so forth. We cannot forget that they are John's contempories. I think we can count on seeing more contradictions and surprises as Dior continues to grow, as fashion continues to rely on modernity, as the world continues toward where ever the hell its headed.

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That black gown with the Masai beaded corset and floral train is one of my favorite things he's ever done, at Dior or anywhere else.

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I agree w/ you, it's a masterpiece...that and some of the pieces from the Pocahontas collection that were dyed using berries and things like that, traditional methods...

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That black gown with the Masai beaded corset and floral train is one of my favorite things he's ever done, at Dior or anywhere else.
Same here spike, i think its my favourite ever galliano piece, so beautiful and intricate, its like a dream, Really enjoying this thread, thanks for all the photos!

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Another Masai Dress from the Spring Summer 1997 Collection although I dont like this one as much as the one I posted before
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Spring Summer 1997 Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection - "Mitzah" dress
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Here's an interview done in conjunction with a photoshoot by Nick Knight for SHOWstudio to celebrate John's 5 years at Dior. It's really quite interesting to hear the back story of some of the pieces, like what the inspiration was, how it was created etc....

Like I said, it's definitly interesting for any Galliano fans.

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Thanks for that link Spike413

The Tramps (Spring Summer 2000) Interview is very intresting

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you can always smell the "EAST MEETS WEST" concept in his creations!!

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Fabulous pictures, j'adore dior. Absolutely fantastic. All these superb pieces and gown make me realise why I liked John in the first place. I think his work - well, at least for couture - is always extremely magical and astonishingly creative. I still think he is one of the greatest fashion masterminds we have today. And that is looking beyond the 'plastic porn mules' and over-logoed and over-monogramed rasta/golf/surf/etcetera stuff.

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^ Absolutely, Mr. Dale. It's what's on the runway, especially the couture runway, that makes me admire Galliano. All of the quick-selling crap that funds the house can't erase the fact that what John puts on a couture runway, he's putting a piece of himself out there. He's one of very few fashion designers that I think has a passion, a true love for what he does. Just the way he speaks of each collection, it's like they're his baby, he just absolutely loves what he does.

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