We Followed His Downfall… Now Lets Watch Him Fly
The unforgettable downward spiral of one of fashion’s greats can not be erased from memory, nor will it go under the wayside as a light lesson. The severity of his antisemitic words ripped him from grace and spat on Galliano’s reputation as a decent human being. But… at no point did the fashion world shed a word of betrayal toward the brilliant designer that he is. Facts are facts and Galliano has always been a bright, tortured, designer.
Through his recovery, he rarely showed signs of despondency to the media, but was clearly wrought with emotional distress and through his much needed rehabilitation saw the light of sobriety and today we look upon a much healthier John Galliano.
So… what brave house decided to place Galliano at the reigns? The brand without a face. MMM (Maison Martin Margiela) has been without a creative designer since 2009 but the house has never truly had a face that represented the brand. Mr. Margiela was more recluse than designer. At least how we view designers today. runway finale bow, press and media interviews, lavish parties and attention grabbing designs. Margiela preferred to stay behind a mask (albeit a blinged out mask with diamonds and emeralds).
Now the house with no face, has all the controversy and intrigue they can handle. Galliano will lead the brand with his debut haute couture Spring 15 show in January and it will is sure to be the show of the century. I have goosebumps writing this and am literally so overcome with joy that one of my favorite designers of all time is back in the hot seat.
I pray he doesn’t fall off the bandwagon and has really learnt his lesson through strict education and understanding. After all, I don’t think he could survive another fall from grace.