So by now we’ve all heard that John Galliano was invited by Oscar de la Renta to be part of his design studio and act as a semi – creative for the De La Renta maison. We’ve even spotted some flamboyant hints in the recently presented Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 collection, something that would easily remind us all of Galliano’s parading sense of fashion.
And the fashion world seemed to be enjoying the news, the outcome and the perspective of Galliano being redeemed in front of the fashion conscious population and, hopefully, one day being pardoned by fash – ignorants as well.
But that was until John Galliano was seen wearing a Hasidic outfit, right in full Fashion Week season! Everybody’s gone ballistic now on the implications of the said outfit. Should we?
Yes, for the most part, John Galliano’s outfit elements make clear references at the Hasidic wardrobe. Even the hair hanging on each side of his face remind of the sacred payots, although he’s not pairing them with the traditional beard. But did he choose this outfit as a slap in the face for the Jewish population as he’s been famously banned from the fashion industry following an anti semitic rant just a couple of years ago?
Or is the media trying to put unnecessary pressure on Galliano who’s notorious for his flamboyant fashion characters, especially during the Fashion Week season? Isn’t religion about forgiveness and peace to begin with? Who are we to cast the first stone? Had he been wearing a white cassock like the Pope, would we have bashed him just the same? Please share your thoughts, I’m really curious to know how you feel about this new Galliano issue! (images from the OdlRenta Fall collection Filippo Fior/InDigital/GoRunway; styledotcom; images with Galliano’s outfits Getty, Splashnews; huffingtonpostdotcom)