John Galliano is a man of the fantastic: from his clothing collections to his perfumes, he creates colour, movement and an intense aesthetic.
He is one of fashion's last great romantics, dealing in avant-garde, eccentric, whimsical, edgy and feminine high fashion, with vision and creativity is steeped into each new collection.
The John Galliano fragrance collection is as intense and flamboyant as the man himself, utilising colour, texture and layering to create rich and varied scent.
John Galliano has long been at the forefront of the fashion centre stage.
Galliano's rise to greatness is a tale not of luck and opportunity, but of talent and hard work. His time at the world renowned St Martin's College of Art and Design saw him graduating in 1984 with a first class honours degree. His extremely successful graduate show was bought in its entirety by Brown's of London and sold out entirely. With the help of Anna Wintour and Sao Schlumberger, Galliano had enough backing to put on a show of his own, and it was one that proved to be his making. The models Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell allegedly waived their couture fee for the show, walking the catwalk in the name of friendship.
Soon after this, Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH, installed Galliano as chief designer of Givenchy. He would later land the role of Creative Director at Dior. Galliano has been awarded British Designer of the Year in 1987, 1994 and 1995. In 1997, he shared the award with Alexander McQueen, Galliano's successor at Givenchy. In 2001 he was awarded a CBE on the Queen's birthday honours list and by 2009 he was admitted to the French Legion of Honour with the rank of Chevalier.