Christian Dior 1996-2002 : John Galliano's Early Days

Discussion in 'History of Style : A Remembrance of Things Past' started by j´adore dior, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Well-Known Member

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    They haven't uploaded them. I just know they have it in their archives I meant.
     
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    If anyone is interested...Manolo Blahnik was designing footwear for John Galliano's Dior from 1997-2001. I think he did the shoes on the runway, for the shoes sold in the store I think they had another design team.
     
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    Anyone have F/W 2001 HC? I'm thinking of actually emailing ShowStudio, maybe they'll upload the shows from their archive.
     
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    I have. Not official full show tapes but local fashion TV programs recorded from TV on VHS tapes. They were visiting shows and did their own filming, with backstage interviews, etc. Have not watched them for years as my player died a decade or so ago :(
     
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    I didn't get a reply from ShowStudio but I'm 100% sure they have all of the shows in HD. They uploaded a montage of John's entrance at the end of every show.

    Ugh, I wish they would share!
     
  6. susseinmcswanny

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    For real the amount of gatekeeping that goes on in fashion is absolutely ridiculous. ShowStudio, among many others, have full HD videos of ALL Galliano's Dior shows. Approximately EVERYONE wants to see them but they're just locked away for whatever reason to dangle above our heads
     
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    I feel like they can share them with us but don't want to. Or maybe there are some copyright issues? either way, I really hope one day we are able to see the shows in true high definition.
     
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    I, too am surprised at why they're unsharable. If they were available back then for every season why not now?

    I feel like they just don't sell or share them with anybody. You'd have to be working for Dior or a big fashion production/publication company.

    Anybody working at Dior? :innocent:
     
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    I think the reasons are that the amazing music that we loved so much had copyright
    and Dior company want to forget all Galliano era, because there is a
    cultural expropriation issue seen in the eyes of now, fur, and other things (think in a little real fox and a precious real rabbit as a hat in a Dior show)
    but the main I think that Dior erased all about John of its history, like they are ashamed of him they dont mention Galliano in all the tributes, even Galliano work for Dior has its own shine and meant Billions of Euros for Bernalt Arnault and the owners of Dior.
    Anyway you cant find any Galliano hommes video in internet, just the last one thay precious with the russian theme.

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    ^^^ I talked with Kerry Taylor about her book on Galliano and she said Dior was extremely helpful and gave her complete access to their archive while she was writing it. Dior as a company probably would never release anything Galliano related bc they don't wanna distract people from buying MGC's boring *** clothes.
     
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    I just watched this show and noticed how the soundtrack fitted perfectly with the collection. It has this homelessness, and low-key hopelessness feel to it (American Pie, Waltzing Matilda, child-like circus sounds). If this would've came today, social media would've torn it apart. While I understand the outrage back in the day, I can't help but admire the raw and unapologetic beauty of this collection and show.
     
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    John's days were numbered when he released that collection. He basically forced the ultra elite to look at the homeless. You know Tippy Von Untung De Rothschld was on the phone with the newspapers she owns saying that they need to trash John for this.

    That paired with his eyes wide shut collection made alot of people uncomfortable.

    That's when I realized they were gonna do anything to get rid of him once they used him up. Which they did.

    John was real talent and you can't control real talent. Hence why Dior won't ever hire real talent again.

    I think that John's collections were intellectually so beyond what the Dior decision makers really thought they were looking at. I think they really thought John was 'taking orders' - you can tell around 2009 there began a power struggle because they realized how John was mocking the sh*t out of them and basically openly resenting them on the runway. Despite 'taking orders' - John had billionaires wives walking around in Dior's Latest Victim t-shirts without an ounce of self awareness. Head to toe Rasta despite being the elite class whom persecuted the Rasta. I mean, can you imagine?

    I think they probably just thought John was "crazy" - John's art is so elevated that it is filled with layers of meaning. His collections have many meanings depending on how you hold it to the light, which IMO is what makes John and artist not a fashion designer. He makes wearable sculptures.
     
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    A ellos les importa todos esos miles de millones de dólares que estaba ganando para la casa, vendiendo zapatos, alforjas y perfumes con graciosos estampados inspirados en estas escandalosas imágenes de pasarela.

    Estaban contentos con él, creo que solo les importa que sea alcohólico, bueno había una foto en wwd de John con abrigo rosa cargado en la parte de atrás de su cuerpo y su gran cabello rasta cayendo en el aire, muy borracho. Ellos lo sabían y en ese momento no podían renovar su contrato, pero sus ideas funcionaron y tenía todo el poder de dirección en Dior, decidió todo allí desde los millones de alta costura invertidos y el paquete de polvos faciales. Señorita grazia: nunca tendrás ese poder en Dior.
     
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    He had Mouna Ayoub on national television literally drooling over the collection!
    At least, her voice mattered in French media landscape...

    Tbh, his days were more numbered after the FW2004 collection. But he bounced back...
    The strength of Galliano at Dior was that his whole body of work was an exercise of both artistry and commerce even if after Robinson’s death the pressure of the position turns it more into commerce.

    People understood that Galliano was an artist, that’s why he did the collections he did and people drooled over it. We saw Julian MacDonald try to do the same tactics...It was received with less acclaim.
     
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