|End of the Show without John Galliano|
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Onlookers on the street outside the Musée Rodin to see John Galliano’s final collection for Christian Dior seemed very somber. The tragic circumstances that have rocked this house are well known, but the show was going on, without the designer, for the first time since he was hired in 1996. Galliano left this house with some of the season’s loveliest and most condemned evening dresses—fashion’s least likely choices to ever be worn in public.What will happen next—who will step into this most treasured and sharply demanding of positions—is of course already open to wild speculation and gossip. The clothes from this last collection are simply beautiful and I find for the first time ever, very wearable. Maybe his best was yet to come! Let's not forget Coco Chanel, who had a similar experience and surfaced nine years later to become an icon.