Monday, 28 February 2011

When shoes become politically incorrect


At first, John Galliano's arrest last week just seemed like a weird case of public drunkenness which led to an odd "he-said-she-said"-type of debacle. Sure, the designer has always seemed a little eccentric, but I had a feeling that there was perhaps something else to the story. So here we are: someone caught Galliano on tape professing his admiration of Hitler. It seems that Dior did the right thing suspending him. All of a sudden my beautiful Galliano mary-janes no longer seem quite as appealing as they did before.

6 comments:

Someone said...

The things Hitler would have done to those women he would have done to Galliano as well.

Does he even know where the pink triangle comes from??

What an IDIOT. I will never understand people who identify with their own oppressors. At ALL.

On the other hand...your shoes are indeed gorgeous...

Teenysparkles said...

Yuck, that is repulsive, to admire such an evil disgusting tyrant. I too would feel funny about the shoes, but they are so fabulous! Maybe you need to do something tiny and unusual to change them someway so they can be of your design rather than his?

Terri said...

Wear the shoes proudly...if you had not told me who there were by, I would simply have admired them as "scarlet slippers."

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

As a choral singer, I struggle whenever I sing pieces by composers whose politics, attitudes, and actions I don't agree with. For example, Camille Saint Saens is rumored to have been a child molester. But he wrote beautiful music. The same thing with literature, art, etc. How do you separate someone from their craft?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think the shoes have done nothing to hate them. Still, I can imagine that someone, knowing they're by Galliano, could suspect that you support him-- but that's ridiculous.
We had here, in Poland, similar problem with Polanski when it turned out that he had sex with a 13-year-old. Does that blight all great films that he's done? Guess such questions simply remain open.
Katya

K.Bean said...

Ugh, Galliano. He's gone from fabulous to repulsive for me. Those shoes, however, remain fabulous. If you wanted to buy them now, maybe that would be a problem, but since I assume you've had them for a while and acquired them without any knowledge of his wackery, I say wear them.