Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Anti-Semitic Fashion "Hasid"

Designer John Galliano, fired two years ago from Christian Dior after slurring out anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe, had his rep, Liz Rosenberg (?!), insist that his outfit yesterday, although he appeared to look dressed like a Hasidic Jew at the Oscar de la Renta show - a long black jacket, homburg-like hat and hair in sidelocks -

was but a fashion statement.  Nothing Hasidic was intended.

Yeah, tell that to the Rebbe.


But the striped pants are a give-away actually.



The piece also quoted Galliano's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, who said, “Your accusations are not at all correct.” And she's right, because Galliano has been wearing this exact outfit for ages, right down to the ringlets in his hair — which are definitely not peyos, as they circle his whole head. The exaggerated bowler hat, baggy cropped pants, and long jacket are such well-known components of his uniform that Bill Gaytten, Galliano's successor at his namesake line, modeled an entire menswear collection on them for spring 2012. Indeed, the hat Galliano wore yesterday looks to be one of Gaytten's recent designs.


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