82 posts tagged "John Galliano"
What with both Lady Gaga and Madonna on Saturday Night Live and a corset-crammed Jean Paul Gaultier show, yesterday was quite the moment for innerwear as outerwear. But as our Sarah Mower points out, it was in fact John Galliano who sparked the revival of this old-trend chestnut with his Christian Dior haute-couture show back in July. Galliano continued the idea in his ready-to-wear collection two days ago with a forties glamour in lacy hems and sheer dresses layered over corsets. Is this the logical reaction to a few seasons of urban warriordom? Now that we’ve become weary of shielding ourselves with armor, perhaps it’s time to expose something vulnerable. And what could be more so than your unmentionables? That seemed to be partly the reason Marc Jacobs had—pronouncing himself tired of black and studs—at his Spring show, which wove in an exposed lingerie motif. Not that there isn’t a certain hard-edged facet to this trend. Look at the power of Dolce & Gabbana’s corsets. But there’s something fresh in the softer side, like Peter Copping’s pretty take on the subject at Nina Ricci and Fendi‘s powdery shades; and frilled bras hazily visible through chiffon. Are you ready to expose your inner workings this Spring?
A group of Angelenos will be celebrating Earth Day in style at tonight’s inaugural “Out of the Ordinary” event at L.A.’s vintage mecca The Way We Wore. Hosted by Dita Von Teese and Debi Mazar, the party and fashion presentation will showcase 32 revamped looks from the likes of Juan Carlos Obando, Kevan Hall, and Swan Song. “By its very nature, vintage clothing is as green as you can get,” says The Way We Wore owner and “Out of the Ordinary” founder Doris Raymond, who has fans in John Galliano, Angelina Jolie, Thakoon Panichgul, Scarlett Johansson, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. “We all have things in our closets that we no longer relate to or perhaps have become damaged.” Raymond has rounded up some of her favorite designers and given them access to vintage pieces that needed a facelift. Current/Elliott turned a 1960′s nylon chiffon dress into a Grecian one-shoulder number that Emma Roberts wore on The Tonight Show recently. Jeremy Scott took apart a long-sleeve sequined fuchsia dress and remade it into a mini with encased boning and cutout circular shapes lined in black satin (rumor has it that Lady Gaga has first dibs). All of the looks are on the auction block to benefit Future Fashion, a nonprofit initiative promoting sustainable practices in the apparel industry. Visit www.ebay.com/thewaywewore through May 2 to see before-and-after shots or to score yourself a sustainable purchase.
Why: The Guardian has an interview with master hatmaker Stephen Jones today, who, besides providing headgear for Rei Kawakubo and John Galliano, has outfitted plenty a posh head in his day—Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé Knowles, Dita Von Teese, etc. The accompanying DIY video got us thinking: Why should good millinery be the first thing to go in a down economy? We can’t think of anything more uplifting than a beau chapeau. And plus, did you see the fringe on this thing?
Where: At the bodega nearest you.
How: Watch the clip.