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Posts tagged ‘Christian Dior’

Natalia Vodianova In Shanghai

18 April 2012, 16.10 | Posted in Couture, Models | No comments »

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Our fave Russian girl, Natalia Vodianova, parts the male waters in a silky white gown, while departing a presentation of Christian Dior’s Spring Summer 2012 haute couture line, shown a couple days back in Shanghai. Via Modelcandids.

See a close up on the next page.

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Riccardo Tisci Supposedly Replacing Galliano At Dior

09 March 2011, 15.46 | Posted in Business, Couture | 1 comment »

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All sorts of fashion sites have said it’s been “confirmed” that Riccardo Tisci, currently the head designer for Givenchy, will be replacing John Galliano at Christian Dior. At this point the confirmation seems to be a lot of people repeating the same rumor on Twitter, making it far from official news. If it is him, just to get up to speed, Tisci was born in Italy, is 35 and began designing for Givenchy in February 2005. Christian Dior is publically traded and thus very numbers minded so if it is indeed looking at Tisci, it’s in part because Givenchy has grown since Tisci landed there, with an added plus that over his past few collections he’s begun to really hit his stride creatively. Another plus is that Givenchy, like Christian Dior, is a couture label so there would be less of a adjustment period in that respect.

Still, while he may be a great candidate and the only one on Dior’s short list, given the intense level of scandal it just experienced, you’d have to guess that its doing a very, very thorough background check of Tisci so even if he’s the company’s No. 1 nominee, it could be a minute before the announcement is made official.

PFW: Christian Dior First Runway Images Autumn 2011 W Statement Update

04 March 2011, 15.30 | Posted in Couture, Runway Show | No comments »

ChristianDior PFW: Christian Dior First Runway Images Autumn 2011 W Statement Update

The first runway images from the Christian Dior runway show that will go down in infamous history as the last designed by John Galliano have begun to show up. Apparently a speech was made prior to the start byChristian Dior CEO Sidney Toledano, who spoke of the unusual events leading up to the show. Good luck to all the editors who have to write about it–combining a critique with an attempt to makes sense of the final tragic show of a great designer won’t be easy!

[UPDATE: The actual letter statement, written by Sidney Toledano, on the next page with a heavy emphasis on the brand's heritage.]

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Galliano Let Go By Dior!

01 March 2011, 15.58 | Posted in Business, Couture | 1 comment »

According to WWD:

In the wake of mounting allegations that John Galliano made anti-Semitic and racial slurs on multiple occasions, Christian Dior has fired its star couturier with immediate effect. In a brief statement, Dior said because of the “odious behavior” of Galliano portrayed in a video circulated Monday, Dior has sidelined him and initiated proceedings to fire him. Sidney Toledano, Dior’s president and chief executive officer, said, “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”

According to the article, Christian Dior plans to go ahead with the runway show scheduled for this Friday. Galliano had been with the label since 1996.

Natalie Portman Issues Statement On John Galliano

01 March 2011, 14.48 | Posted in Business, celebrity, perfume | No comments »

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Not the easiest story to be following, but since we’ve started down that path….Natalie Portman, who is the face of Christian Dior’s “Miss Dior Cherie” fragrance (print ad above), has issued a statement in response to the video of John Galliano, making anti-Semetic statements:  

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”

As it turns out, the video was made in December, and was separate from the incident for which Galliano was arrested last week. Via Telegraph.

John Galliano Fights Back

26 February 2011, 14.43 | Posted in Business, Couture | 2 comments »

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Since we posted the news of John Galliano being accused of hurling anti-Semitic remarks at a couple in Paris a couple days back, the rumors have been flying. And now we have some actual news from his lawyer from WWD:

His lawyer Stephane Zerbib told WWD the designer visited police in Paris’ third arrondissement at midnight on Friday to provide three witness statements that he never made any such comments. The designer has also filed a claim of defamation and injury against the couple – identified on Le Figaro’s Web site as Géraldine Bloch, 35, and Philippe Virgiti, 41 – and is now awaiting the decision of police, Zerbib said. Zerbib also said Galliano is “shocked” that Dior – citing a zero-tolerance policy on racism and anti-Semitism – suspended him from his job functions pending the outcome of the police investigation.

Christian Dior, while a storied fashion house, is also part of a publically traded, mega-corporation, Christian Dior S.A. to be exact, which has ties to LVMH Moet Hennessy Group, an even more massive public company (which has been in the news recently for irritating the heck out of Hermes). Above is an image of Bernard Arnault, the CEO and Chairman of both companies and the richest man in France. Some have implied that this happened because Christian Dior Couture has been struggling financially and leadership were looking for reasons to dump Galliano. And while its true it’s underperformed its luxury peers, it recently reported a positively-received earnings quarter. Still, given the strangeness of corporations, especially ones of this size, it’s shocking to read that Galliano is “shocked.” After all, however, legendary he may be to the fashion world, he’s still a weirdo outsider to corporate and as such, his head can be offed for the most whimish of reasons.


John Galliano Suspended By Christian Dior

25 February 2011, 16.47 | Posted in Couture | 1 comment »

The news is flying all over the fashion world at the speed of high drama that John Galliano has been suspended by Christian Dior just days before his runway show. Apparently he got wasted in Paris last night and popped off to some couple on the street and included among his triple snaps were some anti-Semetic statements. Good one, John, cheez.

The above video, by the way, is one of Galliano teaching a young Kate Moss how to walk his runway. It was posted by a site (which I would credit but now can’t find) referencing that Galliano would be designing the dress for Kate Moss’s upcoming wedding.

Natalie Portman For Christian Dior Directed By Sofia Coppola

22 February 2011, 13.59 | Posted in celebrity, perfume | No comments »

Natalie Portman whose celeb status keeps ratcheting up points appears in a video for “Miss Dior Cherry,” a Christian Dior perfume, and its directed by none other than Sofia Coppola, who works her ability to create a sweet yet sophisticated ambiance. Love the scene where he pulls her back in bed.

Christian Dior Beauté x Kate Moss ‘Be Iconic’ Spring 2011 Preview

04 February 2011, 15.07 | Posted in Fashion, movie | No comments »

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When it comes to fashion media, Kate Moss has been popping up pretty much everywhere lately and all we have to say is make that money girl! Here she stars in Dior Beauté’s latest campaign “Be Iconic.”

Christian Dior Spring 2011Couture Runway

28 January 2011, 14.10 | Posted in Couture, Design, Fashion | 2 comments »

Smitten by the over the top theatricals and the fact that Galliano’s  models do not walk like robots, (Sidebar: Who said that militant stomping was attractive?) enjoy the grandiose womanly delight that is the Christian Dior Spring  2011 couture runway. Part two on the next page.

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