John Galliano’s creations for the House of Dior have entered fashion history and are widely recognized as some of the most breathtaking and imaginative collections ever created. John Galliano for Dior is dedicated to showcasing these unforgettable designs, which have become collectors’ items and formed a key chapter in the history of the House of Dior—“the greatest house in the world,” as Galliano stated when he was first placed at its helm. “I see myself as a guardian of [Christian Dior’s] spirit, a keeper of his dreams.” Opening with an essay on the designer’s work, the book unfolds chronologically, covering a decade of showstopping designs, from 1998 to 2010, and revealing previously unseen behind-the-scenes moments that capture models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and John Galliano himself at their most creative.
Robert Fairer’s stunning and high-energy photographs convey the drama, glamour, and wild imagination that defined Galliano’s Dior shows. They make this publication a must-have reference for fashion and photography lovers alike.
Robert Fairer was Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade. His current clients include Balmain, Mulberry, GQ, and the New York Times, as well as the American, British, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Australian editions of Vogue.
AndrÃ© Leon Talley
Oriole Cullen is a Curator of Fashion at the V&A.
Iain R. Webb