500 John Galliano-era Dior pieces to be auctioned
Approximately 500 vintage Dior items from John Galliano’s designs between 1996 and 2011 are to be auctioned at French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr. According to WWD nearly 300 items originate from an unnamed Russian lady who acquired the items from Galliano’s debut collection for fall 1997. “The sale is very representative of the...
Jun 4, 2021
The Row launches unique vintage designer pieces from its archive
Los Angeles-based The Row is retailing a series of vintage designer items from its archive, ranging from Japanese purists Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto to John Galliano and Chanel. The luxe minimalist brand, named after London’s infamous Savile Row, is selling multiple one-off garments from mostly the 1990s that were either used as...
Jan 13, 2021
Maison Margiela ‘Défilé’ Co-ed Collection Autumn-Winter 2020
After the Artisanal show, we can say the new word in John Galliano’s vocabulary is ‘Recicla’. The new line Recicla includes all genuine authentic pieces, handpicked by John Galliano, restored and re-appropriated as limited-edition garments. The deconstruction concept that has been often related to Margiela’s collections can be seen everywhere in...
Mar 27, 2020
John Galliano's Margiela contract renewed
John Galliano will be continuing on as designer of Maison Margiela. His contract has been renewed by OTB, the holding company for the brand, reflecting the designer's ability to boost sales. Since the designer took the helm in 2014, sales have doubled as he shifted the focus toward accessories, which now account for 60 percent of the business. “...
Oct 30, 2019
18th century influence in PFW SS20 Shows
Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix channelled "Barry Lyndon", Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwood Mozart, and on Sunday US designer Thom Browne went potty for Madame de Pompidour. With designers' falling out of love with streetwear, Paris fashion week has gone nuts for the 18th century. Even streetwear's main man, the American Virgil...
Sep 30, 2019
Fashion week gets political: Galliano takes a stand against fascism
British designer John Galliano railed against Brexit and populism threatening "the moral fibre of society" after a pointed Paris fashion show at which he paid tribute to World War II heroes for saving democracy. The legendary creator -- who is usually careful to avoid politics -- warned that "we are witnessing the very breakdown of the moral...
Sep 27, 2019
Video: Nick Knight presents a 360º world for John Galliano's Maison Margiela
Inspired by the Maison Margiela Artisanal A/W 18 collection, Nick Knight creates a whole new world for Galliano's nomadic visions. The fashion film, entitled Squidge, sees Molly Bair and Adesuwa Aighewi showcase the collection's plump and voluminous looks in a real yet abstract space. Source: ShowStudio, YouTube.
Aug 22, 2019
Video: Maison Margiela 'Artisanal' Men's PFW
Maison Margiela 'Artisanal' Spring Summer 2019 Menswear collection by John Galliano, Paris Fashion Week. Source: Maison Margiela, YouTube.
Jun 26, 2018
Video: Maison Margiela - SS19 Menswear - panel discussion
Mimma Viglezio is joined by Joe Bobowicz, Shonagh Marshall, Todd Lynn and Jeffrey Horsley to discuss the Maison Margiela S/S 19 show. The panel will explore the mix of Galliano's maximalism with the traditionally minimal approach of Martin Margiela. Source: SHOWstudio, YouTube.
Jun 25, 2018
Liberate men with satin and corsets: fashion icon Galliano
John Galliano set out Friday to redefine 21st-century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins and vinyl trousers to "liberate" men from their sartorial shackles. The British designer's new collection for Maison Margiela at Paris men's fashion week not only blurred the lines between genders, but blew them away with shiny pink ribbon belts and a...
Jun 23, 2018
Tiaras but few tantrums at New York 'Heavenly Bodies'
Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualized corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino. There are plenty of tiaras, but few tantrums at New York's hottest museum ticket this spring, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the...
May 11, 2018
Met Gala 2018 red carpet - catholicism and fashion collides
If there was ever a fashion industry red carpet event to rival the Oscars it is the Met Gala, the annual fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, brings out all the major designers and celebrities to celebrate the museum’s latest fashion exhibition, and this year had an extra buzz as singer Rihanna and designer...
May 8, 2018