Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

The Galliano show – well, it wasn’t exactly a show, sort of a wake – just took place in Paris, in a very scaled-down way.

There were no invitations, just emails (a lot of journalists said they weren’t going to come, sometimes because they were Jewish – I actually got asked about this, but though I was horrified by what John said, I keep my personal politics out of my professional life – and sometimes because they figured the brand wasn’t going to be active much longer); the venue changed, to a private hotel particulier on Avenue Foch; there were only about six models, who changed a few times; and I couldn’t really see any retailers. 

Sometimes it’s hard not to think all the charges people make about fashion being out of touch with reality are justified. Here, for example, is an employee at Celine wiping the runway free of scuff marks as everyone comes in pre-show. Can you say “Sisyphus,” anyone?

On the other hand, they are paying her, and thus helping support the economy.