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Can Christy Turlington Burns Revive the John Galliano Label? (Forum Buzz)

We’re all for seeing a timeless fashion image with a model’s natural beauty shining through and that’s exactly what John Galliano‘s Spring 2016 campaign delivers. Ushering in a whole new concept designed by Creative Director Bill Gaytten in collaboration with Art Director Atelier Franck Durand, the campaign was sure to generate buzz. The ever-radiant Christy Turlington Burns was photographed wearing a draped white silk georgette top and matching white trousers by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin before a simplistic backdrop, proving less is always more. Yet our forums couldn’t help but ask: Does a simple portrait complement Galliano’s fashion-forward label? 

John Galliano S/S 2016 : Christy Turlington by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Members of our forums were left divided once the campaign broke. “Looks like it did get a revival! Great shot of Christy!!” applauded justaguy.

“Wow. They have my vote now,” added an equally impressed narcyza.

Sharing the same positive attitude was AnaD, echoing, “I’m surprised at how good this is. Christy is great as always, but the clothes actually look great too!”

Forum member jexxica simply declared, “I love it!” with Nymphaea quick to admit, “Surprising in all ways.”

“This is very good, too bad it’s wasted on this zombie label,” shared mistress_f, just as things began to take a turn for the worse.

“It’s beautiful, but I mean…it’s not Galliano at all–even if he’s not there anymore,” orchidee chimed in.

Also not buying it was Legolas: “Boring. Inez & Vinoodh are obsessed with this type of layout…Same with their Anthony Vaccarello ads, black and white pictures and font in front of the model.”

Royal-Galliano wasn’t willing to show much enthusiasm, either, complaining, “This looks like it was automatically generated online with watermarks over it. Unfortunate shot of Christy BTW…”

“It’s not bad BUT very boring to me. I expected more from John Galliano (something cool),” pointed out DutchHomme.

Are you a fan of the image? Come join the debate and add your own two cents here.