Discover the John Galliano Kids Fall Winter 2013 Collection whose Newspaper Print Gazette is inspired by Dior 2000 Collection. I absolutely love the John Galliano Kids Newspaper Print FW13 collection featuring Galliano Gazette patterns. Newspaper prints are often featured in Galliano collections for men, women and mini-me kids collections. This made me wonder, what inspired this unique newspaper pattern? I began searching for past John Galliano men and women’s runway collections. This was definitely entertaining, inspiring and of course when it comes to Galliano, controversial.
(Sarah Jessica Parker – Sex and the City. Galliano Kids – Global Kids Fashion Week)
Then I found this gorgeous newspaper dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker twice on Sex and The City. The newspaper dress was part of the Dior Fall 2000 Collection by John Galliano, who was then the head designer for Dior. “The Christian Dior Daily”, a newspaper created for the Paris runway show, was printed on chiffon, leather and even the reverse side of furs.
The Fall 2000 collection followed Dior’s controversial Spring 2000 “hobo” couture collection where Galliano was inspired by people he saw living on the streets as he went for his early-morning run in Paris. This “haute homeless” collection, where the famed newspaper print has its roots, caused a bit of a controversy during Paris Fashion Week.
Back to Fall Winter 2013…John Galliano Kids’ Collection, based on Galliano newspaper fashion DNA, features detective and super-hero themes in a wide variety of outfits for baby, girls and boys including matching shoes and school bags.
Love the way Galliano has modernized the newspaper print bringing in a bit of color, including a dip dye technique. He also adds a blue and red tartan pattern to the mix. You’ll find this tartan pattern from head to toe including hats, dresses, jackets, shirts and shoes.
You may recall that Dior dismissed Galliano in 2011 following his anti-semitic rage in Paris. This June, during his first post-Dior TV interview, Galliano closed the interview with, “I am able to create. I am ready to create…(and) I hope through my atonement I’ll be given a second chance.”
It will be interesting to see what’s next for Galliano….He recently collaborated with Oscar De La Renta to prepare the FW13 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Rumor has it that he will be teaching at New York’s Parsons the New School for Design.
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