If they are auditioning Bill Gaytten for the most coveted job in fashion, after several collections he has made it very clear that he is not going for the breathtaking wow factor but the commercial/pretty/red-carpet-specialist one, which seems an appropriate choice if we are talking only about business, but if Galliano and his jaw-dropping collections were working, why risk such a change? The Theyskens to Copping switch was – sadly –necessary because of the low sales, and McQueen to Burton has worked because of her softer and more feminine but still groundbreaking take on the avant-guard house, but is this what the Dior House needs? Probably not, though only time will tell.
In the end there is an important heritage to protect and everybody is – at least I am – anxious to see Galliano’s big comeback in a big Britney-like moment; he needs to be seen as what he is, an incredibly brilliant and talented designer who changed the course of fashion forever, and nothing more. We miss you John Galliano.
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