January 28, 2009

John Galliano on the Failing Economy

I absolutely love John Galliano’s response when the Christian Dior couturier was asked about the recession at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. In part, it sums up what I want to provide in this blog: a creative outlet to help generate thought about fashion.

“There’s a credit crunch, not a creative crunch. Of course, everyone is being more careful with their discretionary purchases. I am. But it’s our job to make people dream, and to provide the value in quality, cut, and imagination.” -John Galliano

I may not be able to wear his collection, which was inspired by Flemish painters and Christian Dior’s “New Look” from the 1940s, but it certainly makes me think about fashion. In fact, I might just wear my Dutch blue dress to work tomorrowโ€”sans layers of tulle and a feather hat, of course.


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