John Galliano is nothing if not dramatic and opulent. His latest couture Dior collection has been one of my favorites of the season, very much in tune with his signature style while still expressing something new, exciting and chic. While these jewel-toned creations are over the top and gloriously so, there is a hint of wearableness too. In fact, the pictured dress is my Oscar dress this year. (What's yours? Leave it as a comment..)
Galliano himself is a fascinating little style genius imp with haunting eyes, a pencil thin mustache, and a body sculpted by obsessive exercise. He has launched his own label and once headed Givenchy – his post was a controversial move by Bernard Arnault, who saw something special in Galliano, who was perceived as a rebellious youngster. Later he was put in charge of the Christian Dior line and continues to wow the fashion world from there today.