A weekend of sunshine awaits us but before that let's get you all up to speed with all the fashion happenings this week...
John Galliano has given his first interview since the anti-semitic rant which saw him fired from Dior. In the Vanity Fair exclusive, he talks to Ingrid Sischy about his feelings when he saw the video of his tirade (he threw up), what he's been up to in the past two years and what the future holds.
On life as Dior Creative Director, he says:
“I lived in a bubble. I would be backstage and there would be a queue of five people to help me. One person would have a cigarette for me. The next person would have the lighter. I did not know how to use the A.T.M.”
Kate Moss on the wedding dress he designed for her soon into his recovery:
“When my dad gave his speech he thanked everyone and then he referred to the genius of Galliano, who made his daughter’s dress. Everyone stood up and gave John a standing ovation. It was the most moving thing, because suddenly John realized he wasn’t on his own.”
It was off to Earl's Court earlier in the week for Graduate Fashion Week where new talent from across the country gathered to show off their work to the press, public and industry. Sadly I couldn't make it to every single college's show but I hugely enjoyed seeing all the finalists on Wednesday and particularly loved Angus Chiang's bright silk kilts and tuxedoes, Jospehine Pettman's badge covered biker jackets and William Baxter's printed suits. Melanie also discovered some great talents when she judged the media award- we're excited to see winner Rebecca Chambers' Annie magazine go online soon. Suzy Menkes, who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award, wrote about the winners and the ever-changing nature of the UK's creative output here.
|The Proenza Schouler boys with their CFDA (image via telegraph.co.uk)|
|A bustier and skirt from the first ever Proenza Schouler collection (image via wad.com)|
A new book for your coffee table: Raf Simons. It's edited by i-D creator Terry Jones with beautiful imagery interspersed amongst essays and interviews.
Karlie Kloss might be getting in on the Daft Punk hype by starring in a video with them.
Film star and swimmer Esther Williams passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 91. In tribute, Harper's Bazaar have complied this beautiful gallery of shots of the Dangerous When Wet star.
|Esther Williams (via harpersbazaar.co.uk)|
|SJP will be inspired by styles like these by Maud Frizon (image via etsy.com)|
Finally, begin your weekend with Dior's delightful Versailles film, showcasing the beautiful AW13 collection.