File this one under things that really won’t help John Galliano clear his name. The Sun has published a video showing a man who bears a strong resemblance to John Galliano making strongly anti-Semitic comments like “I love Hitler,” and “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be fucking gassed.”
So now that you know who won the actual Oscars last night – congrats, Natalie! – let’s discuss who won on the red carpet. There aren’t any official awards for style, but if we had to submit a choice for the fashion Oscars (c’mon MPAA, make it happen!) here are our picks for each category.
Yesterday we reported that John Galliano was suspended from his job at Dior over allegations of antisemitic comments, but also that a witness challenged the veracity of the designer making antisemitic remarks in the first place.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Galliano has filed a defamation lawsuit against the couple making the allegations, and has provided three witness statements that support Galliano’s claim that he did not make any antisemitic remarks.
By now you may have heard about a little popular uprising in Egypt that forced Hosni Mubarak to resign from his decades long post as president. That was sparked by a successful uprising in Tunisia, where protesters frustrated with social and economic conditions that hadn’t changed under their decades old leader, forced him to flee the country. Those two things have kicked off protests and uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East, most recently in Libya. There, protesters have reportedly met with violence when trying to protest against the 42-year-old rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi.
There have been concerns about stability in the region, how it will affect oil prices, and oh, yeah, all of the Libyan people being killed by mercenaries. Forget all that though, let’s ask the important questions: what does Gaddafi’s wife wear? How does she travel around Tripoli? How chic is life in the Gaddafi family home?
Last Wednesday at Lincoln Center, Sui sent a few models down the runway in giant cat hats. Purrfect, or one trend you won’t take a scratch at?
Vogue UK reports that John Galliano has been suspended from his position as creative director of Christian Dior, pending an investigation into alleged antisemitic remarks by the designer. Witnesses say not everything in this case is as it seems.
Levi’s and H&M are teaming up with the International Textile Garment & Leather Workers’ Federation to ban sandblasting for apparel products (denim and heavier materials are most likely to receive the treatment), and it’s because of a disturbing trend.
Not a fashion one, though if you’re not a fan of the sandblasted look you may already be in agreement.
Tadashi Shoji said he wanted the girls to look angelic, like they’re going to take flight. Take flight they did in his Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The show was a stunning spectacle to say the least.
It seems that many fashion critics are still unimpressed by Burberry and still complaining that Bailey’s embrace of technology has left his creativity in the dust. Looks like we need to come to the rescue again.