Deciding on this week's edition of Weekend Pretty was tough, friends. With Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 ending, it should have been easy. Pick my favorite collection and cruise, right? One would think. Unfortunately, my favorite collection ended up being the Galliano show...designed by the same man whose recent actions and voiced opinions actually make me ill to think about.
There has been much debate around the internet about this collection. Essentially: Can you separate artist from art? I don't pretend to know the right answer to that. What I do know is that John Galliano was not the only one working on this collection or his final Dior one. There were assistants, designers, artists, none of whom deserve the same condemnation as their boss.
To that end, I'm still posting the Galliano collection. It has a vintage romanticism that is right up my alley, taking obvious inspiration from my favorite decade - the 1920's. There's something so delightfully old Hollywood about the whole show. Despite the ugliness of its namesake, the clothes themselves are gorgeous, indeed - for whatever that's worth.