Features John Galliano's most famous and recognisable newspaper print also known as "Gazette"
The newspaper print has quite an interesting history in Fashion. Its original creator, Elsa Schiaparelli, used press clippings of herself, both favourable and not. John Galliano first used newsprint as part of his infamous “Hobo Chic” collection for Dior Haute Couture Spring 2000, printing pages from The International Herald Tribune onto oversized urchin trousers. He was inspired by the way the homeless he saw walking along the Seine covered themselves with newspaper, as well as the “Tramp Balls” of the 1920s and 30s, where the Parisian elite dressed up as the poor. Critics were ambivalent, many accusing him of gratuitously aestheticizing homelessness. In response, for Fall 2000 Galliano created the fictional Christian Dior Daily and added his own portrait to the print, recycling it in many later collections, and for his own brand as seen here.