Rehab has gotten plenty of American politicians out of trouble; perhaps it will do the trick for a flamboyant French clothing designer as well. Though John Galliano was fired from his role as creative director at Christian Dior, he still has his signature collection, which despite the controversy over his video-recorded, drunken, anti-Semitic rant in which he declared love for Hitler, was presented on Sunday in Paris. Style.com reports that the showroom representing Galliano’s signature collection is taking appointments. Of Galliano’s fall 2011 presentation, Tim Blanks at Style.com writes:
Karlie Kloss’ jacket was tattered, the fur-collared number that followed was paired with a pencil skirt in latex. The hand of Galliano the master seducer was obvious … If it couldn’t distract from the ugliness of recent events, it also underlined the loss. …They were the sort of dresses you could imagine in a once entirely justifiable museum retrospective of Galliano’s work. But could such a thing even happen now?
The New York Times called the presentation “bittersweet” and “surreal:”
The clothes gave no hint about the mood of the house, but the music selection suggested a sense of loss: Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which includes the line “We could have had it all,” and, at the finale, the opening of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” which begins with “I used to rule the world …”
With enough rehab, who knows, maybe he will again. What do you think?