John Galliano Named Creative Director Of Maison Martin Margiela

I have missed him so much!


When he was dismissed from Christian Dior in 2011 after a drunken anti-Semitic rant in a Paris bar it almost felt like a personal loss. 
John Galliano is without a doubt one of the greatest talents of all time. His brilliance is undisputed.

After rehab for alcohol and substance abuse, Galliano ran the Oscar de la Renta Autumn/Winter 2013 show, in a deal brokered by Anna Wintour, leading to speculation about his imminent return to the fashion world.

As the newly appointed Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela, Galliano will oversee the design all the lines including Couture as well as both men’s and women’s ready to wear.


He is a fascinating hire, being that Martin Margiela is known as fashion’s most hidden man – supposedly there is only one photograph of him in circulation, and even that is considered to be a fake. He avoided the spotlight, and even after his departure from his namesake brand in 2009 the design team stayed anonymous.

Dior by John Galliano

Galliano on the other hand is known for his brave and unpredictable choices and his  flamboyance. He is the ultimate showman.

It will be fascinating to see what he does with the line. Margiela is known for classic tailoring melded with an avant garde aesthetic, whereas Galliano’s signature is whimsical and romantic, a little wild and endlessly feminine.

He took Dior to new heights and made the line exciting. Can he do the same with Margiela? And will his public ultimately forgive his anti Semitic remarks?

John Galliano’s first collection for Maison Martin Margiela will debut  at Paris Fashion Week in January.

I can’t wait for the collection, and I can’t wait to see what he wears when he takes his legendary bow. 

Galliano the matador – his final bows are legendary

Olivia Palermo For Tatler Russia August 2012

Model and actress Olivia Palermo

is exquisite in Santiago Esteban’s fabulous

shoot for the August 2012 issue of Tatler Russia.

Olivia Palermo in Elie Saab, Tatler Russia August 2012

Shot on location in Madrid,

the current face of the Carrera y Carrera 

jewelry Mediterraneo collection

is elegance personified in designs from

Elie Saab, Paco Rabanne, Miu Miu, John Galliano,

Marni and Giorgio Armani this colorful and beautiful story.

Would you not die for that yellow coat??

In Rainbows

Olivia Palermo Tatler Russia

Olivia Palermo Tatler Russia August 2012

Olivia Palermo Tatler Russia cover

Raf Simons Christian Dior Paris Fashion Week July 2012

I have to admit

I was waiting to see Raf Simons first collection

for Christian Dior, with somewhat baited breath.

You see, I am a die hard John Galliano fan.

I adore his irreverence, his flamboyance, his ebullience.

To me, Galliano himself in a work of art.

Crazy, exciting art.

I have loved Raf Simons work at Jil Sander too.

I do enjoy that aesthetic.

But in my mind, Dior is the wild vision Galliano brings.

So anyway, to the collection.

It is being described as perfection.

It is being described as superb.

Which it was.

The fashion legacy of the house of Dior was married beautifully 

to Simons’ contemporary story.

Slim trousers topped with fit and flare dresses,

voluminous gowns topped with sheer tshirt like tops.

Craftsmanship, structure, beauty.

ooh look! Donatella and Allegra on the left, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington on the right.

The Raf Simons narrative was modern and ladylike.

my favorite piece in the new Raf Simons Christian Dior Collection

But I was missing Galliano.

So much so that part way through 

I became more interested in watching

Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco

sitting in the front row.

I love her new hairdo.

She wears it well.

I wish they’d let me get my hands on her makeup though.

I would definitely marry some regal polish to her sporty chic look.

She’s got such a great face.

Probably not what I should be thinking about 

while watching a Dior show.

I will say though that I absolutely loved the makeup at Dior.

And the face cage thing.


 It was a fabulous show.

Raf Simons was great.

But I’m still a Galliano girl…