The Great Designers: John Galliano
A designer inspired by music, art, film, street culture and most of all by the modern-day woman who’s assertive and independent. A man who thinks there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman in charge of her own destiny. A son who’s influenced by his mother’s and grandmother’s sense of occasion for dress and love for life, by his great teachers, by the theater... A father whose children are the pieces he makes. A creator, whose love of textiles comes from the souks, the markets, the smells, the herbs and most importantly from the Mediterranean color. An artist who loves the very act of creating and constantly searches new innovative solutions. A boy that was born to a Gibraltan working family to become one of Britain’s fashion heroes. A fashion genius who finds that the most important lesson is to learn to live with his critics. A person, whose ultimate goal is to live life to the fullest and to hold on to every minute as if it’s his last one on Earth. John Galliano is all of this… and much more.
“I am here to make people dream, to seduce them into buying beautiful clothes and to strive to make amazing clothing to the best if my ability. This is my duty.”
~ John Galliano
Christian Dior Couture Collection Spring 2011