John Galliano Needs to Go to Rehab

I HAVE NEVER FELT SO LET DOWN AND I’M SURE MANY WILL SHARE MY SENTIMENT!! I know the wonderful and extremely hardworking folks at Christian Dior are trying to stay away from the rebellious image of youth to court back the geriatric clientele they once lost but come on… have y’all seen the fall/winter 2008-2009 Christian Dior ready to wear collection? Well… I see some pre-rehab Donatella Versace influences here and there. Oops. I meant Versus by Versace. Sorry.

This is Versus Fall/Winter 2004:

Versus by Versace, Fall/Winter 2004-2005

Compare it to Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2008:

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2008-2009

Click click click!

One of my fave backstage lovelies, Sonny V, posted a photo of the new Christian Dior shoes in his blog right after the show. I thought the shoes looked relatively comfortable compared to Dior shows of prior seasons.

Christian Dior Shoes Fall Winter 2008-2009

I took a nap and when I got up, I saw photos of the new Dior show online. It suddenly dawned on me that the new shoes reflect the sheer sobriety of Galliano’s latest collection. I feel like he’s still inspired with the 60s.

Here are some of the pieces I like…

Dior Fall 2008 Defile Automne Hiver 2008 2009

Christian Dior Fall Winter FW 2008 2009 Pret a porter

I love the furs and it’s nice to see my favourite girl Masha Tylenol open the show. She’s really going places, this one. LOVE LOVE MASHA! CELEBRATE MASHA!

Christian Dior Defiles Automne Hiver 2008 2009 Fall FW2008

and some of the things I absolutely do not understand.

Christian Dior Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2008 2009

Here’s a ready to wear version of one of his haute couture pieces…

Christian Dior Fall 2008 2009 Winter




This outfit on the other hand… well, there is something oh-so-new york about it. Take your pick: Carolina Herrera or Oscar de la Renta?

Christian Dior Fall 2008 2009 Winter Ready to wear

Explain.

Err that’s actually not too bad. Now THESE, you have to explain. I have absolutely no words for these three outfits. Now granted, they are wearable and I’m sure some stale 70-year old society matron will lap it up…

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2008 2009

Christian Dior Automne Hiver 2008 2009

Christian Dior Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Well, what do you think? Here’s the final blow… I mean, final bow.

I know John usually likes to wear all these amazing outfits based on the theme of his collection but how do you explain this?

John Galliano, Christian Dior Fall Winter 2008

Oh I dunno anymore.  Poor John. He’s become a puppet floating on strings that are being pulled by Sidney Toledano and Bernard Arnault. Sorry guys but that’s how I feel right now.

Besides, my opinion doesn’t matter anyway. I’m someone who spent the majority of his childhood admiring Galliano’s old work like this.

Gareth Pugh who?

Now go get me some Gareth. I love him now (and Rick Owens too) more than ever.