Dior’s haute couture show in Paris yesterday, the first without John Galliano after his sacking in March, was not, by most normal standards, a success. However, if the idea was to produce something that a future successor would find easy to better, then job done…
… Perhaps the team were relying on most people viewing the clothes on a phone screen. It would have to be a microscopic picture to hide the great big hole at the centre of this collection where vision, a deft hand and creative playfulness should have been. Galliano may have been resting on his laurels during his last years at the house, but they were well appointed laurels designed to his own high specifications. – The Times
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.