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17 responses to “Torture couture from Galliano”

  1. evil fizz


    That’s all I got.

  2. ladoctorita

    that crash you just heard was MY JAW HITTING THE FLOOR.

    you have GOT to be kidding me.

    what the flying fruitcake is up with all the recent glamorizing of death in the fashion industry???

    ladoctorita’s last blog for thought #2

  3. Dave Bath

    A new meaning for “fashion victims”?

    Dave Bath’s last blog post..Gormless Oz political bloggers

  4. liz

    Holy guacamole. WHAT IS HE THINKING?

    liz’s last blog post..Why I love Skating Shoes

  5. Meg Thornton

    Doesn’t it rather take away from the clothes? I mean, it’s a fashion show, it’s supposed to be about the clothes, right? Right?

    I’m busy waiting for some designer to pick up on the popularity of video games, and produce a “DOOM” collection. Given this, obviously it’s going to be their spring release.

    Meg Thornton’s last blog post..Fic: Night In Midgar

  6. Helen

    This just pisses on victims of torture from a great height…

    …unless this is his swan song and he’s about to publish a manifesto that he’s leaving the fashion industry because it is, after all, tantamount to, and based on, various forms of torture

    (for you guys, I’m sure I don’t need to join the dots on that)

    …but somehow, I doubt it.

    Helen’s last blog post..OMG I FKN LUV IT

  7. tigtog

    Elite “fashion” is broken.

    Galliano has always had more than his fair share of stunts, and this is just the latest. Glamming up brutalised women is too commonplace, he had to be more callous to gain attention. So he chased the headlines by showing male victims.

    So many wrongnesses in one parade.

  8. annaham

    What the hell.

    I’m not even putting a question mark after that; it’s so ridiculous that I have no questions. Just…ew.

    annaham’s last blog post..Quote of the Day

  9. Helen

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful things

    Bad, bad, bad writing

    Helen’s last blog post..OMG I FKN LUV IT

  10. Fimail

    “inspired by Abu Ghraib”

    I was under the impression from reading about this elsewhere that it wasn’t inspired by Abu Ghraib. Not that it makes it any better or less revolting, but I think it’s a misrepresentation not to correct that.

  11. Sarah

    Wow, people seem pretty uppity about this.

    It’s a little surprising to see but it is nowhere near shocking. I think it’s funny that it seems to have offended so many people’s sensibilities, as I am sure that was part of the intent and I am a little amazed something this forward actually worked.

    The execution (excuse the pun) on this is excellent, anyway. I really like the jacket at the top. It matches his hood.

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  13. Bloody Betty

    I think it is amazing!

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