>> In a week of constant back and forth bickerings of 'He said xxx, he did xxx…', creative director merry-go-round movements and corporate subtefuge allegations, I've grown a bit weary.  I also had people emailing me about the John Galliano situation asking for 'comment' to which I've said 'no comment, only because it seems ludicrous to comment on something I personally know nothing about, stirring the pot when it's been stirred enough by people thinking they can add hasty input when the situation is not yet 100% clear.

I've also been made to feel like I have to quell melancholy over the whole situation because I'm supposed to automatically condemn and assume.  Did I shed a tear over the fact that the John Galliano collection shown in an intimate presentation may be his last if the label will shutter?  Yes and if that condemns me in the process, then so be it. 

It only remains to be said that this mint green kimono robe from the (last?) John Galliano presentation with lace embroidery touched upon and encapsulated the magic that makes it all to easy for me to make the distinction between talent and personal action and not muddle the two. 

Damn…what was that about my 'No Comment' stance?



(Detail pics from Vogue.com)

Comments (39)

  1. salomé says:

    The First pic is so incredible!!!
    And the shoes are so AMAZING… ;D
    Ruby Aldridge:http://magmoiselle.fr/?p=7622

  2. steffy says:

    love the mint! it seems to be everywhere this spring..
    <3 steffy

  3. anon says:

    i definitely get the melancholic feeling. Galliano’s clothes were always so eyecandy-fun (i can’t think of a better adjective atm). This post reminded me of the whole Polanski rape controversy as his talent is still very definitely evident.

  4. Floz says:

    so beautiful! I can’t really pose an opinion on the Galliano situation for I do not know the full details, but you cannot deny that he is a one-of-a-kind brilliant designer!

  5. Abby says:

    I think your totally right that the situation is not yet clear enough to make a judgement. I love Galliano and am also not going to be so quick to make a decision on my opinion quite yet. Mainly in the hope that he just gets the treatment he needs and doesn’t stop designing. I’m not saying what he did (or supposedly did/said) is right but I just dont want to see the name go into oblivion. I love the combination of lace fur and feathers. The mix of textures is stunning. xoxo Abby

  6. Love the mint colors!
    Those shoes are stunning!

  7. Valeria says:

    I thing Galliano is one of most creative designers: great talent but sometime talents are out of control…

  8. shabby says:

    Hmm I won’t say any more about this. Anyway the clothes! Minttt. I could never pull it off personally, but damn it does look good paired with luxurious fur. And those heels, I covet them!
    xx shabby

  9. SACRAMENTO says:

    J. Galliano, fantastic as ever. Genius!!!

  10. Malin says:

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  11. I am loving this mint color, especially for my nails! 🙂

  12. Brooke says:

    ive never liked mint color much, but i love it!

  13. Kimberly says:

    love the color and those shoes are amazing! great combination and feel of the entire outfit!

  14. sharynlee says:

    Amazing shoes and just love the mint colour !!! i need an outfit in this colour , my goal this weekend xxxx

  15. Wow, love it!
    Would like to pair that with pale pink hair c:

  16. It’s difficult when a situation arises with someone you admire…something that makes you see them in a less than glowing light.
    It’s hard to separate that incident from the initial talent that caused you to admire them so much. I’ve been in a position to meet quite a few musicians lately, and at first I was shocked at the disconnect, and sort of fell out of love with a few bands because of it. It just doesn’t seem to make sense that the ability to create something wonderful/beautiful (be it music, art, fashion, etc. ) doesn’t necessarily translate to the persons character/personality. It’s hard to separate the two…but in the end by supporting a designer/artist/musician you are indeed supporting the person, not just the clothing/art/music that they produce.
    It’s a personal choice whether or not the personality of the individual will affect your view of their work or not. For me, it’s very difficult to separate the two, I address it on a case by case basis…

  17. ash says:

    those shoes are amazing. love the color!

  18. KIRA LILLY says:

    i love Galliano but what he did was totally wrong and there is no possible way to say it wasn’t. Talented people shouldn’t be allowed to act how they want just because they are talented.
    fashion blog KIRA LILLY

  19. Shelley says:

    I’m not a big fan of mint green, but done up in a beautiful kimono like this, and combined with the black fur and feathers, it’s like a yummy mint chocolate ice cream cone–delicious!

  20. well said, my dear; the difference between talent and personal action is something i’ve been preaching for years…in fashion, sports, music…
    don’t get it twisted people!

  21. sarah says:

    definitely right about the no comment thing. there’s no point. obviously we all love what Galliano does and did, but most of us did not know him personally, it just seems silly to really comment or have an opinion, except to say that my personal opinion is that i hope he’ll continue to do what’s necessary to gain respect back from those that matter. i don’t think this takes away from his genius, what he is so incredible at, and after seeing the collection i was in awe as always. i hope to see his line continue with him as the designer!
    Enter my giveaway!

  22. Blogger Ms. Lilian has some major “mint” on her mind as well.
    And, feel swell.

  23. Julie says:

    Owow Mint on mint…Somehow that shot of black balances the delicacy of the color but it still feels so fresh and sexy…I’m smint-ten ;D Thanks for sharing!
    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  25. Kristie says:

    What a beautiful kimono. I can’t get over all the small details put into its construction.

  26. Swan says:

    My god, mint green patent with all those teeny tiny straps and tiny gold chain. Those are beautiful. I can’t add anything to the Galliano situation. It really has all been said.

  27. You’re very right, Suzie, we’re here because of the clothes and we should stick to that. And in that respect, this horrible affair is a very sad loss for everyone: Galliano’s creation have always been spectacularly good.

  28. Katie M says:

    Oh the minute I saw this whole collection it was a sharp shocking reminder of the amazing talent that’s been lost. And that kimono robe is divine, the best piece in the collection, but I would say that, given that half of my wardrobe is silky pajama onesies, kimono’s and lounge trousers!

  29. jaykee says:

    I agree, you shouldn’t comment on the situation which is not yet 100% clear. I mean, it’s not like there’s a five minute video of him proclaiming his love for Hitler.

  30. Thebeadgirl says:

    love the color…love the shoes.

  31. That whole situation is CRAZY and sad…his collection was stunning!I love how he does lingerie clothes that are sooooooooo sexy and the colors are so yummy and look like dessert! Those shoes–…speechless
    xoBeckerman Girls

  32. karen says:

    Gorgeous photos – I’m now inspired to make some mint macarons.

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