Gwen Stefani's wedding dress is to go on display at a prominent museum in London as part of an exhibition showcasing gowns from stars' big days. The No Doubt singer wore a pink and white creation by John Galliano when she married rocker Gavin Rossdale in 2004, and fans will be able to get a glimpse of the gown at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The frock will be included in the Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 exhibition, which also includes the purple number Dita Von Teese wore for her marriage to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, and a headpiece worn by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales in 2005.
The show opens on 3 May (14).
Supermodel Kate Moss celebrated turning 40 on Thursday (16Jan14) with a star-studded party in London. The blonde beauty was joined by a host of celebrity friends including fellow catwalk queen Naomi Campbell, actress Sadie Frost, revered photographer Mario Testino, and disgraced fashion designer John Galliano to mark the milestone.
The group, which also included Moss' rocker husband Jamie Hince and her mother Linda Rosina, enjoyed Champagne and cocktails during the bash at the plush 34 restaurant in London's Mayfair, racking up a $8,000 (£5,000) bill, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
The publication reports Moss was overheard telling fellow revellers, "I might be 40 but I still know how to party."
They eventually left the venue in the early evening and headed to the city's Dorchester hotel, where the party continued until the early hours of Friday (17Jan14).
Moss reportedly recently returned from Sir Richard Branson's luxury holiday retreat on Necker Island in the Caribbean, where she had been relaxing ahead of her milestone birthday.
Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano has landed a new job creating the costumes for Stephen Fry's West End production of The Importance Of Being Earnest. The style mogul lost his position as head designer at Christian Dior in 2011 after he was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a couple during a night out in France, and he subsequently fell out of favour in the fashion world.
He is now attempting to put his career back on track, and has agreed to design the costumes for an upcoming London production of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, which Fry will direct and star in.
Galliano previously dressed Dame Judi Dench for her role as the play's sharp-tongued matriarch Lady Bracknell in a 1982 production at Britain's National Theatre. Fry will play the same role when his show opens at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane next year (14).
There are very few fashion originals, and they never back down when it comes to fashion's dark side. Okay, maybe these three weren't literally vamp fanatics. But every fashion fangster should have their names tattooed over their black hearts.
Sometimes he envisioned women as insects, or motorcycles, or aliens. But first and foremost, they were always vamps. So sexual, they could make a stripper blush. So vampy, The Queen of the Damned might actually back down. His 1988 collection was devoted to the She Devil, and featured gloves with talons, lightning bolt necklines and clutches shaped like bats. Google him. And prepare to be amazed.
McQueen will forever be remembered as Fashion's Dark Knight, an original who never shied away from challenging his fans with seasonal inspirations drenched in Goth. The inspiration for his AW 2007 collection was the entire history of witchcraft. He would've gotten to vampires eventually.
Even fashion fetishists who worshipped at the feet of John Galliano gasped at the quasi-Satanist ecclesiastical fantasia he sent down the runway for his 2006 Christian Dior Haute Couture.
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Every fashion insider knows Paris has been raiding England’s closet for decades. That funny little island which can barely support its own fashion industry is such a tried and true breeding ground for fashion innovation, many of the noteworthy French fashion house revivals of the past three decades have been helmed by boundary-pushing English eccentrics.
And fashion wonks also know that the alma mater responsible for churning them out is Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. You will have heard of a few of its alumni: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci and Stella McCartney. Then there are the lesser-known powerhouses, like demented fashion intellectual Hussein Chalayan, print genius Christopher Kane, punk god Gareth Pugh, and little Zac Posen, who is now back in New York.
So listen up, Hollywood. We love the Couture Capital as much as you do, but the UK fashion industry needs your dough. And I understand it's a day trip from Paris.
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Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss helped disgraced fashion designer John Galliano get back on his feet after his infamous anti-Semitic rant and subsequent stint in rehab. Galliano's fall from grace came after he was arrested for hurling racist comments at a couple during a night out in France in 2011, which cost him his job as head designer at Christian Dior later that year (11).
The star apologised, but the damage was done and Galliano was largely ostracised from the fashion community.
He recently sat down with Vanity Fair magazine for his first interview since the scandal, and admits he was in a really dark place at the time of the incident due to his substance abuse issues.
He says, "At first alcohol was like a crutch outside of Dior. Then I would use it to crash after the collections. I'd take a couple of days to get over it, like everyone. But with more collections, the crash happened more often, and then I was a slave to it. Then the pills kicked in because I couldn't sleep. Then the other pills kicked in because I couldn't stop shaking. I would also have these huge bottles of liquor that people got for me. Towards the end, it was whatever I could get my hands on. Vodka or vodka-and-tonic... But I never for one second would admit I was an alcoholic. I thought I could control it."
British catwalk star Campbell, who once struggled with her own drug problems, stood by Galliano and even helped reserve a spot for him at a rehab centre in Arizona, where he spent six weeks undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, Evangelista was one of his first visitors. She says, "I just didn't want that weekend to go by without anyone reaching out to him."
When he was released, Moss hired Galliano to design her wedding dress for her nuptials to Jamie Hince. She explains, "When my dad gave his speech he thanked everyone and then he referred to the genius of Galliano, who made his daughter's dress. Everyone stood up and gave John a standing ovation. It was the most moving thing, because suddenly John realised he wasn't on his own."
Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano was physically ill when he watched a video of his infamous anti-Semitic rant because he felt so sickened by his behaviour. Galliano was thrown into a downward spiral when he was arrested for launching a racist tirade at a couple during a night out in France in 2010, and he was subsequently fired from his position as head designer at Christian Dior in 2011.
The fashion mogul, who battled alcohol and drug addiction for many years before the incident, insists he does not remember the expletive-filled rant and was physically sick when he was shown a video.
Galliano tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I have been trying to find out why that anger was directed at this race. I now realise that I was so f**king angry and so discontent with myself that I just said the most spiteful thing I could...
"When everyone came over to tell me that I had done these terrible things, I was walking round and round not really knowing what had gone down (happened). My assistant told me about the video. When I saw it, I threw up..."
Galliano checked into a rehab facility in Arizona in 2011 to kick his addictions for good, and he is convinced the scandal was the wake up call he needed to get his life back on track.
He adds, "It sounds a bit bizarre, but I am so grateful for what did happen. I have learnt so much about myself. I have rediscovered the little boy who had the hunger to create, which I think I had lost. I am alive."
Disgraced designer John Galliano's scheduled master class at a top New York City fashion school has been scrapped after he refused to be quizzed about the scandal which wrecked his career. The fashion mogul lost his job as head designer at Christian Dior following an anti-Semitic rant at a couple during a night out in Paris in 2011.
He has recently started to rebuild his reputation by working for Oscar de la Renta on a temporary contract and he agreed to run a three-day workshop at Parsons The New School for Design for a series of sessions called Show Me Emotion.
Bosses at the college promised students would get the chance to have a "frank conversation" with Galliano on the "challenges and complications" of running a top fashion house, but they have now announced the course has been cancelled after the designer refused to take part in the forum.
An email from the college to students reads, "It was a condition of our agreeing to host Mr Galliano that we also hold a larger forum, which would include frank discussion of his career. Ultimately, an agreement could not be reached with Mr Galliano regarding the details of that forum, and so the program will not move forward. While we understand the pressures Mr Galliano faces, we expected to invite students, faculty and staff to ask Mr Galliano how his trajectory as a designer was changed by his offensive remarks and to learn from that example."
Disgraced designer John Galliano is heading back to school after signing up to teach a three-day master class at a top New York institution. The fashion mogul plunged into a downward spiral in 2011 when he was accused of hurling anti-Semitic remarks at a couple during a night out in Paris, France and the controversy cost him his job as head designer at Christian Dior.
He is slowly working on a comeback and has now agreed to share his fashion knowledge with students at Parsons The New School for Design in the Big Apple in a series of sessions called Show Me Emotion.
The decision to hire the shamed 52 year old sparked criticism online on Monday (22Apr13), but educators have defended their plans to recruit Galliano as a lecturer.
A statement from the college to New York Magazine reads, "An invaluable part of a Parsons education is the opportunity to learn from the world's leading designers, from Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenberg to Olivier Theyskens. The planned master class with John Galliano will be a dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer.
"We believe that over the past two years Galliano has demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions, and as part of this workshop, Parsons students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century."
The style guru was convicted of racial abuse and fined following allegations he hurled an anti-Semitic tirade at a couple during a night out in Paris, France in February, 2011.
The controversy cost him his job as head designer at Christian Dior, as well as his role at the helm of his eponymous label, which is majority-owned by Dior.
He appeared before an employment hearing in Paris, France on Monday (04Feb13), where his lawyers claimed he should not have been dismissed as he was struggling with addictions to prescription pills and alcohol.
The initial hearing was deemed a victory by Galliano's lawyers after court officials decided to look into the case in more detail instead of sending it to a higher court, which lawyers for the fashion house had wanted.
Galliano's lawyer Chantal Giraud-van Gaver says, "I am satisfied because Dior's request has been rejected, and our arguments have been upheld."
Bosses at Dior have been granted 15 days to accept the ruling or appeal.