John Galliano Returns to Fashion at Oscar de la Renta

John GallianoJohn Galliano makes a stunning out of the blue comeback with his return to fashion at the design studios of Oscar de la Renta. He has been offered a three-week residency by Oscar de la Renta himself, which will lead up to New York Fashion Week in early February. The position that John Galliano holds is unclear, as is his plans after this stint.

“I am an alcoholic, I have been in recovery for the past two years. Several years prior to my sobriety, I descended into the madness of the disease. I said and did things which hurt others, especially members of the Jewish community. I have expressed my sorrow privately and publicly for the pain which I caused, and I continue to do so. I remain committed to making amends to those I have hurt. I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio. His support and faith in me is humbling.” –John Galliano.

It is sad that the great John Galliano has been reduced to such shreds, returning meekly in a supporting role for Oscar de la Renta. It is a return to fashion nonetheless. The first step. The first step of what could be. So today we rejoice because today there is hope.

“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent. He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.” –Oscar de la Renta.

Vogue UK January 2013 | Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive, Kate Upton, Alasdair McLellan

Dior in Vogue: the archive is presented alongside the Raf Simons feature which can only be found in the digital edition of Vogue UK January 2013. The grandeur amounts of fabric and exquisite French elegance as seen through the years since 1946, collated in the pages of Vogue. See designs from the likes of Christian Dior himself to Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano; modelled by Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin, and Linda Evangelista among many others; and shot by photographers including Irving Penn, Craig McDean, David Bailey, and Patrick Demarchelier to name a few.

These models of yesteryear bring me back to the cover of Vogue UK January 2013, which features Kate Upton in a demure Alaîa dress shot by Alasdair McLellan. As you would have already known, there are two camps: one for Kate Upton’s ‘refreshing body image’ in high fashion and the other against her ‘unconventional’ measurements going against what is deemed the ‘standard’. While we can’t possible predict the future shift in industry standards, one thing’s for sure; waif or curvy, these Dior creations are gorgeous either way.

Check out all 28 photos of Dior in Vogue: the archive for Vogue UK January 2013 below.

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Vogue UK January 2013, Dior in Vogue: the archive

Like what you see? Find more of such photos in the book, Vogue on: Christian Dior (Vogue on Designers).

Image Credits: tfs

Happy Valentine’s Day From V Magazine

If it’s not too late; Happy Valentine’s Day from yours truly!

Happy Valentine’s Day from V Magazine is directed by Justin Wu and stars Jacquelyn Jablonski, Andrej Pejic and Martha Streck among others wearing the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli and Christian Lacroix to the soundtrack of the late Etta James’ I Just Want To Make Love To You.

Credits: justin wu/v magazine

Kate Moss | Vogue US September 2011

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen.

Kate Moss fronts the cover of Vogue US September 2011 and here’s why. As all of you know, Kate Moss recently got married a couple of months back in July to Jamie Hince where she wore a custom-made John Galliano wedding dress. You have seen the photos but that was not all. The Kate Moss for Vogue US September 2011 issue features never before seen wedding photos of her A-list guests as well as more wedding photos shot by none other than Mario Testino. How’s that for a wedding photographer? Check out the Kate Moss for Vogue US September 2011 editorial below.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss wears a Rodarte paillette coat and beaded lace dress. Jamie Hince wears a Lanvin velvet blazer and a Charvet cotton shirt.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss wears a Calvin Klein Collection dress by Francisco Costa.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss with daughter Lila Grace.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss wears a Tom Ford velvet and fur coat. Jamie Hince wears a Tom Ford red velvet jacket.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kate Moss’s father Peter Moss, Kate and her daughter, Lila Grace.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Naomi Campbell in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Jess Hallett, Kate Moss, Rosemary Ferguson, Sadie Frost and Lucie de la Falaise.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Joséphine de la Baume and Mark Ronson.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Carine Roitfeld and Terry Richardson.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Kelly Osbourne.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Jefferson Hack and Hamish Bowles.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover

Christian Louboutin and Bella Freud.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Lara Stone and her husband David Williams.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Jack White and Philip Treacy.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Daphne Guinness.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Sir Paul and Stella McCartney.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Marianne Faithfull, Karen Elson, and Nick Knight.

Kate Moss, Vogue US September 2011, Kate Moss Vogue Cover
Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs.

So is Kate Moss’s wedding that big of a news to warrant a cover story along with exclusive photos in the September issue of Vogue no less? You will have to read the cover story titled Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate by Hamish Bowles to find out.

View the full editorial at vogue.com.

Image credits: Vogue/Mario Testino, vogue.com

Sarah Jessica Parker, Harvey Weinstein, Marios Schwab Leave Halston

Roy Halston, Halston 1977

First it was Sarah Jessica Parker, then Harvey Weinstein and finally Marios Schwab leaves Halston. Now, a quick recap. Harvey Weinstein joined in 2007 as co-owner in a bid to revive the ailing company which he fairly succeeded but it wasn’t enough. Marios Schwab then came onboard in 2009 to replace Marco Zanini as the creative director for Halston‘s main ready-to-wear line and again it just wasn’t enough. Finally, Sarah Jessica Parker was hired in January 2010 as president and chief creative officer of Halston Heritage. Launched for Spring 2010, Halston‘s diffusion line focuses on classic Halston silhouettes at affordable price points.

Marios Schwab, Halston

Well it seems that despite trying their utmost to revive Halston, nothing it seems can bring back the former glory of the house to what it was back in the 70′s heydays. Although Harvey Weinstein, who is married to Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman, and Sarah Jessica Parker managed to bring something more current to the table with their popularity and connections but the Halston saga from the licensing complications and administrative issues back when Roy Halston Frowick was around sparked off this slow and gradual spiral down to mediocracy. Which is just so sad. Maybe Halston was only meant to be for Studio 54 and the 70′s. Many designers have come and go after Halston left including Marios Schwab. Though young and talented, inexperience and pressure to transform the brand probably got the better of him. Everything that Halston stood for has been long-lost when the 70′s was over and no one (those who came and went) was capable of transforming the brand like Tom Ford did for Gucci or even Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.

Fast-forward to 2011, Halston has decided to pull the plug on its main ready-to-wear line after refusing to renew Marios Schwab‘s contract. Halston Spring 2012 will be no more and it remains to be seen if the Halston Fall 2011 collection will be available in stores. Halston Heritage, however, will remain but it is still not known who will replace Sarah Jessica Parker. John Galliano? (Just saying.)

Image credits: pessimiss, newfashionnews