A little fashion 411 for you all: Marc Jacobs, who was appointed creative director at Louis Vuitton in 1997, was recently given the opportunity to take over the coveted position that was once held by John Galliano at Dior. Choosing between Vuitton and Dior is like choosing between cupcakes and brownies. As one could imagine, Marc Jacobs is an amazing candidate since he’s a fashion genius, but turns out he turned down the offer and decided to sustain his time with Vuitton. His reasoning?
“I am at Vuitton, and I am very happy there. I’ve been saying that for a long time. There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing.”
Not to mention that Mr. Jacobs is not as much of a fan of couture as you would predict. He basically explains that he respects what it is but feels that the creativity that you derive from making couture pieces can be found in ready-to-wear and when it comes down to it, couture designing is not as opportunistic as ready-to-wear because of the fact that there is not an ample demand for couture, couture is limited in the sense that it lacks an array of all different looks and pieces, and “there’s no advertising” with couture. His argument is a good one but the world of fashion does rely on the high-fashion creations of designers and the custom-made pieces that make you drool and pave the way for many ready-to-wear pieces.
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John Galliano, former Dior designer
As you all may have heard, famed and amazingly talented Dior designer, John Galliano (who you may remember from my post “Christian Dior, Anyone?”) is going to be facing trial due to his recent racial rampage. Galliano made inappropriate, racial comments in public and offended new face of Dior, Natalie Portman because of his anti-semitic statements directed at random patrons in a Parisian cafe. He also allegedly was heard expressing his admiration for Adolf Hitler. He’s facing charges of up to a possible 6 months in prison. Dior is deeply disappointed and upset over their loss because his behavior forced them to fire him as one of their chief designers. Don’t worry, Dior will go on and so will their shows!
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Can we just take a moment to bask in the pure imaginative fashion that designer John Galliano has created? He actually is a designer for Christian Dior and he has taken avant-garde to a new level. I LOVE these featured looks from the haute couture show recently held in Paris. The whole collection is almost a hybrid of fantasy fashion meets realistic winter ensembles. I pulled these pictures from Glamour.com and had to share them. Every look is perfectly executed and they resemble extreme ways in which I wish I could dress without getting the brow raise from the general public. The models’ makeup is flawlessly applied and they look like China dolls walking down the runway. The colors of the dress are stunning yet soft and glamorous, the overcoat is deep and luscious, and the mid-length skirt is sharp and the gray top with complementary belt and arm gloves scream elegance and class. Love, love, love!
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