John Galliano for Dior
Presentation of Dior's 2002 autumn/winter collection and conversation with British clothing designer John Galliano.
A theatrical character, half bullfighter half privateer, John Galliano knows the codes of the fashion world perfectly and plays along. He's part of a generation of iconoclastic stylists, who in the 90s gave classicism the boot from haute couture.
On a path opened by Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano rushed in with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, and Alexander McQueen, who was also trained at the Central St Martins College of Art and design in London. It was in this institution that the man born as Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano in Gibraltar in 1960 forged the style that would characterise him, mixing historical costumes and street fashion. Graduating in 1984, he would become director of creation at Givenchy 11 years later, then in 1997 take the reins of the Dior house, where he tripled turnover. Following the example of Lagerfeld and Chanel, the names Galliano and Dior were from then on inseparable.
Thanks to his historic catwalks, the stylist could give an image to his brand, his own flashy and devilishNew Look. he would never hesitate to put on stage exuberant Egyptian queens, luxury tramps, or even models strapped in S&M fashion, which made John Galliano a major player in the "porno chic" wave of the years following 2000.