John Galliano sacked from Dior.

01/03/2011 § Leave a comment

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This was enough to make me come out of my blogging hibernation.

Whilst Charlie Sheen’s erratic behaviour has gripped the world, in a slightly quieter part of the news, John Galliano has been praising Hitler and hating the Jewish community.

After a video surfaced yesterday showing Galliano’s strange racist rants proved the weekend rumours to be true, celebrities have been choosing their sides. In his defence, Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani claimed the video was a set up but on the opposing team Natalie Portman, the face of Christian Dior Parfums and a Jewish actress, issued a statement, taking the matter more personal than most.

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today… In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”

The video, which was filmed without Galliano’s knowing, shows the designer in a drunken state, slurring scandalous statements of racial abuse in a Paris cafe. As of Friday, Galliano was suspended from his position at Dior while they investigated the matter. After police involvement and an evidential video, Dior have decided to part ways with the designer.

So who will take over the Creative Director position? Alber Elbaz and Riccardo Tisci’s names have been floating around the fashion twitters all morning…

Lanvin S/S 2011 Ad Campaign

16/01/2011 § Leave a comment

Featuring models Kinga Rajzak and Iselin Steiro and photographer by Steven Meisel; this is already my favourite campaign of 2011.

Lanvin for H&M

19/11/2010 § Leave a comment

It’s disappointing when you look at an anticipated collection and find three ‘wearable’ things in it.

That’s exactly how I’m feeling about Lanvin’s first collection for H&M. Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor and Rolf, Matthew Williamson and Jimmy Choo, Lanvin is this year’s Guest Designer.

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And my least favourite.

When I think of Lanvin, I think of expensive satin ruffles on long sweeping dresses, embellishments and unique necklines.

The ruffles and necklines are there but on unusually tacky looking fabrics and not so special looking dresses. It understandable that the materials would not be of couture standards but frayed edges on a cocktail dress?! It simply looks cheap.

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And speaking of cheap. The shoes are extremely patent/plastic/pointed. Trashy; and not in the good way.

What makes this even more saddening is the fact that the menswear collection is impeccable. Trenchcoats, bow-ties and crisp shirts; looking more expensive than womenswear alltogether. Typical of what Alber Elbaz would wear himself.

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Here are the only three pieces I liked.

And the H&M Lanvin 2010 collection

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