Farewell John Galliano for Dior

John Galliano fucked it up.

It’s just sad. It’s horrible what he said but we all make mistakes. Gawd knows how much he fucked up, he probably feels more so than we do. Losing everything after 15 years for a few, more than a few, choice words in a bar.

I won’t even give the disgusting video the time of day on this blog, but I have seen it. Look for it on Youtube. The question that popped into my head when I saw it was, ‘Why come out in the open now?’ The video was taken before the incident that got him arrested. Violence and prejudice should never be tolerated, but I think he was just drunk or if he wasn’t we’ll never know because we weren’t there.

I think Dior may have fired him for other reasons besides the arrest and racism charges. His designs have become stagnant for the past few seasons. And coupled with the recent events would only lead to Dior financial disaster. So Dior looked out for number 1 and did what they had to do. Which I think is very unfair after so many years and Galliano has been credited for the design house’s huge financial success. But when is life ever fair?

Questions keep on popping in my head like…What’s next for Galliano? Who will take his place? Time will tell. We’ll know soon considering how fast the powers-that-be at Alexander McQueen found his successor after his untimely passing.

Regardless of these ugly and sad circumstances, John Galliano will always remain an artist in my eyes. Let’s remember him at Dior at his best. The pictures and videos below are my most memorable Christian Dior moments throughout the years.

 

Nicole Kidman at the 1997 Academy Awards.

 

Gisele Bundchen starring in the Spring/Summer 2003 ad campaign.

Who can forget those cyclops shades? I’ve always wanted one against my own better judgement.

 

I love this dress. I think it’s the ultimate modern princess/hot bitch dress a girl could own.

I will always remember the time I saw LeAnn Rimes wearing it in her “Suddenly” music video. I thought she looked so good. I only learned after the fact that it was Dior.

Baby boy you stay on my mind…..

The glitz and the drama of Egypt of the Haute Couture Spring 2004 collection will remain in my mind forever.

Then came the Origami/Madame Butterfly Spring 2007 Haute Couture collection…

The runway show for the Fall/Winter 2007 RTW collection was so memorable for me because of the opening song “No More” by Jamelia, such an empowering song for such a strong feminist-looking collection. Take a look at the video below for what I mean…

These Fall/Winter 2007 RTW ads starring Jessica Stam are just iconic.

I saw Iman wearing the dress Above on the second season of The Fashion Show.

John Galliano has a lot to be proud of for his work with Christian Dior.

And I’m sure there’s more that I missed that are worthy of my notice but these are the ones that came to the forefront of my mind.

Only time will tell if John Galliano will rise from the ashes of his carreer.

And though I’m sad now, I can’t help but feel excited for what’s coming.

Till next time:)

 

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