Dior FW 2018, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior current creative director, won the attention of consumers by re-interpreting saddle (John Galliano, Dior SS 2000). This can also be seen as a positive effect of Dior younger strategy. The resurgence of Saddle also shows us power of classics. At the same time, amazing design philosophy of John Galliano is focused.

Dior Saddle in Dior SS 2000
Rhea Durham & Gisele Bundchen by Nick Knight

The history of John Galliano
In fashion world, the representative designer of the British, in addition to Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano will be the top one.

John Galliano

Inspired by the bourgeois costumes of the French Revolution in 1984, John Galliano, who was studying in St. Martin, England, launched a graduation project called LesIncroyables that not only ended John Galliano’s student career, but also was favored by BROWNS.

In October 1996, John Galliano was officially appointed as Dior’s director. With the heavy responsibility of rejuvenating brand, spring-summer1997 Haute Couture became the first battlefield for the designer to speak for Dior. This show also caused a huge sensation in fashion industry.

Dior Haute Couture SS 1997

John Galliano broke elegant, mature, and classic of Dior. In high-definition spring-summer1997, he used a lot of Chinese elements. This show with John’s distinctive personal color and style made Dior vivid.

Dior Houte Couture FW 1997

African tribes have always been an indispensable source of inspiration for John Galliano.

Dior Haute Couture SS 1998

Chinese element also gave John Galliano a lot of design inspiration.

Dior Haute Couture FW 1999

Stephen Jones’s design talent on the hat is seamless with John’s fashion.

Dior Haute Couture SS 2003

Although show is based on Chinese martial arts, the style is inspired by the traditional Japanese elements.

Dior Haute Couture SS 2004

John Galliano, who is addicted to exotic elements, brought the mysterious religious concept in this season.

Dior Haute Couture SS 2007

Inspired by Italian opera “Madame Butterfly”, John Galliano reinterprets Puccini’s geisha in the high quality art. In addition to kimono and cherry blossoms, John also joined the art of origami, Japanese folding fans, pine branches, and through the combination of hairpins and under-the-counter high-heeled shoes, the oriental classical female modality is quite accurate.

Makeup at Dior HC SS 2007

Queen Gong Li also passed this series in the January 2009 issue of Fashion Bazaar.

Dior Haute Couture FW 2010

John gave the perfect definition of artistic fashion. He skillfully blends people with fashion and nature to create a pleasing landscape.

While in 2011, an inappropriate racist speech after drunkenness, he was expelled from Dior and never hired again. The thoughts of John Galliano’s unconventional and Dior’s elegant and luxurious collisions have staggered countless classic fireworks. And the talent of him is still amazing.