07 March 2011

Defending Galliano – When Silence is Golden

The original news story passed me by (My thanks to Modernity for drawing this to my attention) but better late than never.



I could not believe that American stylist Patricia Field (That’s her above looking tres chic!) would describe Galliano’s anti Semitic rant as a piece of theatre but that is exactly what she did:

In a phone interview last week, Field/ described Galliano’s controversial videotaped behaviour as “farce” and said she was bewildered that people in the fashion community have not recognized it as such.

“People in fashion all they do is go and see John Galliano theater every season. That’s what he gives them. To me, this was the same except it wasn’t in a theater or in a movie…John lives in theater. It’s theater. It’s farce. But people in fashion don’t recognize the farce in it. All of a sudden they don’t know him. But it’s OK when it’s Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ singing Springtime for Hitler.”

Field said Galliano was “acting out a character.” She said she can not understand how people who come to his shows and are entertained by him season after season don’t recognize that the recent incidents were another form of theater.

“They don’t even see the farce in it. Fashion people who know him have not come forward. They know his theater,”

Ben Franklin may or may not have said “Tis far better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”. Perhaps Patricia Field could have done well to ponder this phrase before opening her mouth in defence of Galliano.

15 comments:

H. insciens said...

"Fashionable"? Fashion? Don't you mean "Ridiculous"? Yet another fine demonstration of human stupidity and gullibility. I grow tired of pretending to be human, and I prefer plain grey myself.

H. insciens said...

And as for Galliano or whatever he's called...humanity gets the idiots it deserves. I'd say. Have you ever heard such a ludicrous phrase as "fashion genius" or "style genius" as tends to be applied to twits like him? Genius? Is cutting coloured cloth into silly shapes and stitching them together truly what this mad deluded species calls "genius"? Sigh

Gledwood said...

oh everything's theatre, daaaaahling!....


..... NOT!!

jams o donnell said...

Ah so you like grey too? Methinks your chums have influenced you H!

jams o donnell said...

Gah H toddler paddling pools are shallower than the fashion business. I suppose the crap art of the fashion designer gives the likes of Hirst and Emin something to look down on

Haha Gledwood, well said!

Knatolee said...

Theatre? Puh-lease...

jams o donnell said...

I know! It's ridiculous eh?

nursemyra said...

She calls herself a fashion stylist but she looks like she just escaped from a burning building

jams o donnell said...

And that is being charitable Nursie!

Marion said...

So there is not even a possibility that things are not as they seem? Let me mention that Herbert Von Karajan was a nazi and Kissinger is a Nobelist!

jams o donnell said...

The video evidence suggests that they more or less are.

As for von Karajan and Kissinger, yes they are bastards but how does that absolve Galliano?

Marion said...

I am only saying that he was drunk,so how much can we take seriously?

And after all Hitler did not like much gays did he?

jams o donnell said...

In vino veritas perhaps?

Marion said...

Unless he was joking!

jams o donnell said...

A poor taste joke if it was