During this couture week in Paris, there are currently two questions going around; "What are your inspirations?" and, "And what do you think about the recession?"
For the first answer Mr. Galliano says his inspirations are "Flemish painters and Monsieur Dior,"
And, what does he think about the recession? "There's a credit crunch, not a creative crunch. Of course, everyone is being more careful with their discretionary purchases. I am. But it's our job to make people dream, and to provide the value in quality, cut, and imagination." Well said.
The Dior Couture collection was a beautiful blend of Van Dyck, Vermeer, and Galliano himself.
The inspiration, below. Van dyck and Vermeer: