John Galliano



 That statement from Dior, and images of the spring 11 Dior couture collection - expected to be Galliano's
penultimate for the house.
Paris-March 1, 2010.

"Following allegations of anti-Semitic statements that resulted in John Galliano being questioned by police on Thursday, February 24, Christian Dior immediately suspend its relationship with its designer, pending the outcome of a police investigation. 
Today, in light of deeply offensive statements and conduct by John Galliano in a video made public yesterday, Christian Dior has commenced termination procedures against him. 
Sidney Toledano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture, said: 
"We unequivocally condemn the statements made by John Galliano which are in total contradiction to the longstanding core values of the Christian Dior.""


It seems ironic that for what is expected to be his last collection for Dior Couture, Galliano didn't court the flamboyant, taboo-laden aesthetic we had come to expect from him for his spring 11 collection.
Instead, Galliano went right back where Dior began, back to a simpler time, back to the 'The New Look' era of cinched in waists and full Scarlet O'Hara skirts. Back in the late 1940s Christian Dior himself used generous folds of luxurious fabrics, and engineered the wasp-waisted silhouette, to create this elegant
'New Look' aesthetic.
Orginally The New Look was a back lash made by Christian Dior against the austerity of World War Two, so perhaps Galliano was tipping a nod to the recent recession drawing to an end, or perhaps he was longing for a simpler time.








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