Vogue Editrix Anna Wintour was spotted dining with John Galliano at The Ritz post the Christian Dior Couture Show by Raf Simons. The two were spotted by a fashion lover – Albert Pang who captured them on frame and then put it up on Instagram.
As per Albert Pang, “He (John Galliano) arrived alone and took a seat outdoor where I was, and ordered a drink (not sure what drink, I couldn’t see it because I was two tables away. The picture with a few people was someone from the table who knew Galliano, and they said hi. Then about 10 or 15 minutes later Anna Wintour came and she seemed very excited, with hurried steps to Galliano. If I remember correctly, they hugged. But I couldn’t hear a thing. Then they moved indoors for dinner.”
Yes the pictures definitely prove that Wintour met Galliano. What could have they talked about while dining? Maybe Raf Simons’ debut Couture collection for Dior and Anna probably expressed how lame and undramatic the collection was compared to the dramatic collections Galliano showed when he was with Dior. Or the tow may have talked about House of Schiaparelli and the iconic label’s new store. Galliano and Schiaparelli association is in the news for quiet a while now.
Anna Wintour said to Grace Coddington: “Isn’t this amazing? A million flowers…” at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013 show. This was Raf Simons debut collection for Dior Couture yesterday at Paris and the setting had walls completely covered with flowers - blue orchids, white mimosas, roses and more.
The Collection started out with black tailored looks, stiff peplums, wasp waists. Then came gowns with pointed bustlines, balloon skirts, tie-dye, feathers, hand beading. The ever-versatile cigarette pant and a strappy heel look like Fall/Winter staples. The collection had shades of Raf Simons’ Couture Trilogy for Jil Sander mixed well with signature Dior Bar Jacket.
A whale, a dinosaur, a hound, an owl, a duck, a fox, a chimpanzee, an eagle and a small bear walked into Milan Fashion Week. And nobody laughed. At the men’s shows that just wrapped in Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2012, animals flourished. Raf Simons put whales and dinosaurs on his collection; Etro had a scarf with an eagle on it worn on the shoulders like a cape (and when there wasn’t a picture of an animal, there were animalistic elements to the clothes, like tails); and Christopher Bailey showed umbrellas that had what looked like duck heads as handles and pictures of foxes on his tops.
Animals became an “It” thing during the Spring 2011 season when Louis Vuitton put zebras and other animals on its clothes, Miu Miu had a snake and a swan, and Giles Deacon showed a rabbit tee, among other examples. Christopher Bailey, of Burberry, said, “The many animal heads that appeared as handles on umbrellas in my collection were part of a city-country theme, but the blow-up images of a fox on the front of a sweater and a shirt were just pure fancy. I just bought a dog, so maybe I’m obsessed with animals right now.” At Etro, the designer Kean Etro attached feathers to just about everything: the backs of coats, the tips of shoes, the invitations and toward the end of his show, a painted eagle appeared on a long white scarf draped over a model’s shoulders. And in the Dsquared show, there was a small bear appearing as a sweatshirt mascot for a high-school-themed collection.