It seems there’s no redemption token on sight for John Galliano, the immensely talented designer. [as seen on Vogue.co.uk]
March 2011. the infamous, inhumane, unfortunate “offensive remarks” and he’s out. No excuse, we agree, none should ever express nor bare in their mind for that matter any depleting thoughts and words against any other human being’s beliefs.
2011 and 2012. redemption, make amends, community service, rehab and all that needed jazz. Doing good dude.
Receiving La Legion d’Honneur from President Sarkozy (did anyone remotely hinted he’s wearing Hasidic attire at this point in time?)
February 2013. We are all elated by the signs of resurrection from the ashes of blame for our hero/Phoenix. The Oscar de la Renta stint. [as seen in this blog]
The Fall collection presented under the elder statesman of American fashion’s realmproved that genius is like class: you are either born with it or you can’t buy it. The flair of the collection was Gallian(o)-ified with special effects that gave us the “oh-my-he’s-back” thrills.
April 13, 2013. The appointment at Parson’s for a 3-day masters class after is another distinctive sign. Then, here comes the announcement that no less than Parsons has retained John for a workshop assignment and we are all student-age envy.
April 26, 2013. The anonymous petition against professor-to-be Galliano is filed.
May 8, 2013. Classes are cancelled.
Doesn’t Judaism, as any other religion, teach forgiveness? [as read in The Daily Beast]
‘it’s a tragedy’ says it simply Suzy Menkes. [as seen in The Cut]
Some light at the end of the tunnel: the July edition of Vanity Fair will publish, we all hope, his first tell-all interview with Ingrid Sischy. [as read in Fashion Week Daily]
Liz [Rosenberg] please take care of it! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
It happens in your life like your Bat Mitzvah or your First Communion, sooner or later you cross your path with the Fitzgeralds and it’s never the same.
I was 17 and on my first rebellious stage when I first saw the movie with Robert Redford and subsequently read the book. Although my rebellion manifested in such a demure fashion that [I believe it] mostly remained confined within the parnthesys of my own ears, I had an epiphany: in one of my previous lives I had been Daisy.
Glamour, Paris, pearls, short bobbed hair, women smoking cigarettes, long days never ending before the sun rises, champagne and yachts.
Coco Chanel, the iconic rebellious of the decade, wearing trousers and cardigans made of men’s underwear fabrics, the dropped waistline and just a lot of pearls.
Blouses and bold wallpaper prints, beads, sheerness, silks, sleeveless evening gowns.
The New York Jazz Age of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, les Folies Bergere and Greta Garbo. Paris and the Ritz Bar, Le Lido and its underground marble pool.
The novel is about living in the realm of possibilities, on the fine line of fragile and magnificent illusions. I read this about the book:
… Fitzgerald’s characters, each as fabulous as Babe Ruth, [are] rendered with the fragmentary touches of a Cézanne watercolour.” The comparison is perfect: Fitzgerald uses bright shocks of colour and vivid juxtapositions to create impressions, not facts. Gatsby’s greatness is measured by the intensity of his dreams, which provide him a “satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality”…
No matter what the critics are saying, what Miuccia with director Bez Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin wanted to do was to make Daisy the ‘most beautiful and rich woman on earth’.
Could that be why I really think I was Daisy in one of my previous lives?
P.S. I haven’t watched the 3D movie and I am posting pictures of the one I am familiar with.
And it’s a wrap. Punk: from Chaos to Couture opened on Monday.
One of the less exhilarating live red carpet with Hilary Rhoda who had the power of making us all miss E! Entertainment.
5 dont’s for a live red carpet interview
1. “Did you have a punk phase?” the model kept asking as a machine to everybody. Thank God she was saved interviewing the Queen of Punk 
2. “You are British” the beautiful Wintour figurine announced to Bez Lurhmann and wife to which gaffe (in her Red Carpet Memo: if a person has an accent she must be British) they brilliantly replied ”we were British at one point, we are actually from Australia”.
3. Not happy she insisted: “what does Gatsby have anything to do with Punk?” ________________ no pulse
4. “So you are all dressed Alexander Wang” to a pack of 4 gorgeous women wearing Balenciaga. (Red Carpet Memo: when you see a designer, you might have worked for him, acknowledge) Maybe in her mind she wanted to show she had studied for the part. And, no: she got scolded by Julianne Moore who stood 2 inches from her face and spelled: “YES, BALENCIAGA”
5. We all saw the Queen of Punk  being cut off by the interviewer, who, also, got totally ignored the newly acclaimed Met Gala Queen  arriving un-fashionably late to own the stairs for herself, her mane and her tail.
Sipping coffee through the expected rivers of press, opinions, pictures, comparisons, blogs, tweets, we have made up our minds about he event.
Enjoy our ‘the best dressed list’.
SJP in handpainted Giles Deacon, Phillip Treacy headdress and custom Louboutins
Florence Welch in Givenchy
Madonna in custom Givenchy
Grimes in Chanel
Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung
TTH in Thom Browne
Linda in Marchesa
BONUS: an open letter to a designer who aced the record of dresses for the evening. With 13 celebrities on his tab, Mr. I-design-for-Givenchy-and-I-am-friends-with-her-future-husband  might have had too much to think about and somehow got side tracked. Or, simply, he had too much leftover fabric [rolls].
did you really have to dig yourself the big hole by admitting her + her baby + her army bump  were, all together, the most beautiful pregnant woman you ever dressed in your career?
There’s a difference between reality and denial and it hits when the Devil who wears Prada  deletes your VIP reality show girl out of the picture leaving prince charming with just one eerie gloved flowery hand hanging on dapper rapper.
us + an image of a ‘beautifully dressed pregnant woman’
Vanessa Traina Snow in Balenciaga
 Vivienne Westwood
 Riccardo Tisci
 Anna Wintour
those Pucci boots
Linda Evangelista in Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2004 by John Galliano.
Artwork: David Downton
it was not like ant other collaboration, but more of a symphony in four hands. two geniuses and a truce with the fashion world. John Galliano & Oscar de la Renta for prez and veep?
‘Everyone in life deserves a second chance’. And, with that, Galliano set a under-the-radar foot back again in a less anticipated manner. Hours of community service and rehab might have changed the disposition of an otherwise exuberant personality, but it didn’t take one beat out of John’s knack for making magic. The three-week internship was a gracious offering, sort of fraternity act of kindness, no string attached. It allowed the Phoenix to resurface from the ashes
‘Will he come back with a bang?’ ‘What is he doing silent in the corner of Oscar’s studio?’ ‘Will he come out at the end of the runway?’
They were all the talks of the town and there was no need. The collection spoke Oscar with a Galliano accent. Graciously. You could feel palpably that he was in da house.
I was one of the lucky ones to see it, touch it and experience it its trunk show in Bal Harbour. Yes, the same one that went down the runway.
the first look is always the first look. Now: cloche, gloves and cinched belt scream Galliano, and #wesuperloveit
embroidered matelasse’ rich feel
the sabot with that bow is regal and the sequins embroidery … I die
some pre-fall too …
abstract print full silk skirt and crochet [HOW IT LOOKED]
the exquisite touch