John Galliano has strong British roots and is eccentric yet always creatively innovative. Enticing pieces that most notably feature the signature Gazette print for boys and girls.
John Galliano is something of a 21st century eccentric dandy. After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, the designer launched his own clothing label that broke the codes of fashion. Pulling on the same codes as the adult brand, John Galliano Kids is stitched in reworked gazette prints, bold color palettes and humorous styles that gives way to easy-to-wear children’s fashion. Hints of rock’n’roll, urban-chic and practicality define John Galliano Kids’ recognizable aesthetic.
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John Charles Galliano CBE, RDI (born 1960) is a Gibraltar-born British fashion designer who was the head designer of French fashion companies Givenchy (July 1995 to October 1996), Christian Dior (October 1996 to March 2011), and his own label John Galliano (1988 to 2011).
He was born in Gibraltar to a Gibraltarian father, Juan Galliano, and a Spanish mother, Anita, and has two sisters. Galliano’s father was a plumber. His family moved to England in pursuit of work when Galliano was six, and settled in Streatham, South London, before moving to Dulwich and later to Brockley. He was raised in a strict Roman Catholic family. Galliano, who was shy and diffident, often spoke of his struggle to fit in. Recalling his early days, he once admitted: “I don’t think people here understood where I was coming from.” His mother, a flamenco teacher, would dress him in his “smartest” outfit even for a trip to the local shops. This, combined with his creative sensibilities, saw him frequently bullied at the London boys’ grammar school he attended.
In 1993, Galliano’s financial agreement with Amor ended and he did not have a showing in October, missing the season. With the help of American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley, then European Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Galliano was introduced to Portuguese socialite and fashion patron Sao Schlumberger and financial backers of venture firm Arbela Inc, John Bult and Mark Rice
In July 1995, he was appointed as the designer of Givenchy by Bernard Arnault, owner of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, thus becoming the first British designer to head a French haute couture house.On 21 January 1996, Galliano presented his first couture show at the helm of Givenchy at the Stade de France. The collection received high praise within the fashion media
In October 1996, LVMH moved Galliano to Christian Dior, replacing Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré.
In 2010, Galliano identified his love of theatre and femininity as central to his creations; he said “my role is to seduce”, and credited Standard Oil heiress Millicent Rogers as an influence.
On 25 February 2011, Dior announced that it had suspended Galliano following his arrest over an alleged anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar.Galliano denied the allegations through his lawyer,and launched a defamation lawsuit against the couple accusing him of anti semitism.On 21 November 2013, the Paris Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Christian Dior Couture SA, which was seeking to move the case to a commercial court from the Conseil de prud’hommes (Labour Relations Court) and ordered Christian Dior Couture SA and John Galliano SA to each pay the Galliano €2,500 and court costs. Galliano “is seeking compensation in the range of 6 million euros”
In early 2013, Galliano accepted an invitation from Oscar de la Renta, brokered by Anna Wintour, for a temporary residency at de la Renta’s design studio to help prepare for a showing of his Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection during February New York Fashion Week.Galliano also received a measure of absolution from the Anti-Defamation League, which lauded his efforts to atone for his misdeeds and wished him well.
On 12 June 2013, John Galliano’s first filmed interview since his dismissal from Christian Dior was broadcast on United States television. He closed this conversation by stating “I am able to create. I am ready to create… I hope through my atonement I’ll be given a second chance.”