Travel tags are officially in fashion — at least according to John Galliano, the Maison Margiela creative director who launched "bags as headwear" last season, and who has just returned with the debut of models covered in travel tags.
Nicole Kidman, currently starring in the critically-acclaimed Top of the Lake: China Girl, stunned on yet another red carpet. The ageless beauty walked the red carpet at the National Gallery of Victoria at the Dior Gala Ball held in conjunction with The House of Dior exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
Wearing a dress from John Galliano -- an accused anti-Semite -- on a Jewish holiday may have been an odd choice for Ivanka's daughter to wear.
First daughter Ivanka Trump was just named the most “powerful” Jewish woman in America. The title was bestowed on the first daughter by CNN which recently published a story titled, “Ivanka Trump: “America’s Most Powerful Jewish Woman.” The article details Ivanka’s 2009 conversion to Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, who is an Orthodox Jew, and the private nature of her faith. CNN references a 2015 Vogue article in which Ivanka calls her religion a “personal thing” and a passage in her new book Women Who Work that describes her weekly Shabbat ritual: “During this time, we disconnect completely — no emails, no TV, no phone calls, no Internet.
John Galliano strikes again with one of his strangest runway shows yet — that just so happens to be one of the most memorable moments of Paris Fashion Week so far. For the designer’s Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2017 show, he had a model walk with an oversized, furry black bag over her head. Not only was the fluffy head accessory not accompanied by a voluminous, Marie Antoinette-esque gown, the complementing look included a mere skin-tight nude tank top and blue jeans. The collection showed significant similarities to Galliano’s earlier Maison Margiela Couture show in January which featured an array of garments that included geometric cut outs and loose, colored threads dangling from coat collars to its buttons.
John Galliano never ceases to surprise us. For his latest couture collection for Maison Margiela, the designer debuted an artful collection inspired by both Picasso and Snapchat. On the runway, models showcased sheer veils, featuring silhouettes of facial elements, eyes, noses, and mouths, reminiscent of Picasso’s Cubist paintings.
If you’re a fashion and pop culture junkie, or a cinematic daydreamer who often relates real life experiences to those witnessed on film, you’ll love this dreamy new tome by fashion industry icon Hal Rubenstein. The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance, is like VH1′s Pop Up Video in book form, providing little known details and the author’s first hand insights behind everything from Courtney Love’s initial wardrobe choices (she handmade all of those baby doll dresses, btw) to Dior’s elaborate haute couture shows in Paris to how to replicate that iconic gray off-the-shoulder sweatshirt worn by Jennifer Beale in Flashdance. “I don’t think the idea was never not with me,” Rubenstein tells Yahoo Style upon explaining the impetus behind the book. “I have always been fascinated by how powerfully certain pop-cultural images insinuate themselves into our emotional behavior.” Enlisting pals such as Calvin Klein, Debra Messing, John Galliano, and Michael Kors to chime into the conversation, Rubenstein offers a enlightening and gossipy read, a touchstone for anyone who lived through these moments (or wishes that they had). As for his favorite moments? “I won’t ever forget the hysteria of John Galliano freaking everyone out at Versailles with his Amazonian warrior collection for Dior inspired by The Matrix,” he says. “I had the pleasure of introducing my friend Versace to South Beach.
Designer John Galliano’s version of the lady is not your average uptown pencil skirt-and-pointy heels kind of woman. Galliano’s woman is a little off, a little undone— but in the best possible way: a frowsy beehive, slightly frayed clothes, fishnets and Kabuki-style eyeshadow. In fact, Galliano’s lady doesn’t have to be a lady at all— the designer sent a few men down the runway looking just as pretty with stylish quiffs, opera gloves and fishnets galore. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show.
Susanne Bartsch has been New York’s regnant Queen of the Night since moving here in the early 1980s. Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, a new exhibition at the Museum at FIT in New York curated by Bartsch and FIT’s Valerie Steele, sheds light on her enduring influence. Yahoo Style caught up with the scene queen before the exhibition’s opening night. One is devoted to the early days, when I came to New York in the early ′80s, and the second is about what I wear—my “transformations”—to the nightclubs and events that I create.
Designers including John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Giambattista Valli sent wafer thin models down the runway in exquisite, one-of-a-kind looks. This year marked Alexis Mabille’s tenth year as a couturier and for his anniversary collection, he enlisted his friend and muse, Dita Von Teese, as well actress Leslie Caron to personify the collection.
When John Galliano showed his first haute couture collection as Artistic Director of Maison Martin Margiela last January, he chose to make his debut in London. Related: The Fashion World Reacts to John Galliano's Maison Martin Margiela Couture Show Fashion's favorite new face, Molly Blair, opened the show in this charcoal vest with matching skirt adorned with pom pom fringe.
Photo: “I am an alcoholic and that is by no means an excuse. I have finally come to terms with what happened and what was my part in it.” Since being caught on film using anti-semitic and racist language (a criminal offense in France) in a Paris bar in 2011, and subsequently being let go from Dior, the Frenchman has spent time rehabilitating his image — he recently showed his first collection at Paris Fashion Week in his new role as creative director for Maison Margiela — and making amends. Sitting down with Central Synagogue’s rabbi, Barry Marcus (a Galliano supporter, he even sat front row at the show), he told the crowd, "I do take complete responsibility for my recovery and making amends.” But, while the scandal was certainly salacious and regrettable, Galliano’s downfall could have been a blessing in disguise. “I think I would be dead,” he admitted, of his time working at Dior and his own eponymous label as well — a combined total of 32 collections each year — while simultaneously struggling with substance abuse issues.
Earlier this week, Amal Clooney accompanied her husband George to the Tokyo premiere of his movie Tomorrowland. In a gold silk bias-cut halter gown designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Amal was the picture of old Hollywood glamour, perfectly befitting her status as America’s princess (and very possibly, future First Lady). This is the second time Amal has worn a Galliano design since he took over at Margiela and began an expertly executed comeback, dressing one A-list woman at a time.
Photo: It’s been a long road back into the fashion fold for John Galliano, who was ousted from Dior after an anti-semitic outburst in 2011, but who now seems to have found his footing at the helm of Maison Martin Margiela. With his place in the design world once again assured, this spring Galliano appears to be hard at work rehab-ing his public image with events like a recent sit down with British Vogue’s editor in chief Alexandra Shulman (his first public appearance of this kind since the scandal). According to the Jerusalem Post, Galliano has enlisted the help of British Rabbi Barry Marcus to help him with his outreach and has thus signed on to address a group of Orthodox congregants in London on the history of biblical fashion.
At the 87th Academy Awards, in a sea of pale, embellished dresses, Cate Blanchett—revered the world over for her fearless, forward-thinking fashion choices—stood out in a simple, black form-fitting gown. “We reached out [to Maison Margiela] because of John [Galliano]’s history with Cate,” Blanchett’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart told Yahoo Style about the duo’s decision to wear the controversial designer last night.
The Oscars might be Hollywood?s biggest night of the year, but when it comes to fashion, most people play it safe. Landing best-dressed lists can earn you major contracts (like Lupita Nyong?o and Lancome), while getting panned by fashion critics can prevent you from getting your hands on the designers of your choice?so it?s not really the best night to take risks. Given the number of fashion lovers nominated in 2015, we hoped that wouldn?t be the case. Sure enough, Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore, and even Reese Witherspoon shook it up.
Today is #MargielaMonday, when all of the fashion industry decamped to London for not only the mens collections but also for John Galliano’s return to fashion as the Artistic Director of Maison Martin Margiela.