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Friday, March 11, 2011
In the wake of Galliano-Gate, people keep asking me if I'm going to change the name of my blog ("I guess it can't all be Chanel, now, huh?") but like Tammy Wynette I'm gonna stand by my man.
Monsieur Dior, that is
Afterall, the house is named for the great couturier who changed fashion and emphasized shape and an hourglass silhouette
Dior was interested in the beauty and femininity of women creating "flower women" with his radical use of yards of rich, decadent fabric and sharp, wasp waists, both were in stark contrast to the austere ideas of the time and shocked people at first
Legendary eye for design talent, Carmel Snow was an early champion of the "New Look", a term she coined and used to promote his designs to Harper's Bazaar readers
So while John Galliano's words may have been Pure Poison, and I may be in a Dune all my own, J'adore Dior and am still an Addict for that Dior-essence. Forever and Ever.