Past, Present & Couture

Launched on 02 March 2002

To mark John Galliano's fifth year at Christian Dior, Nick Knight staged a spectacular five-day shoot, offering the opportunity to reveal the ‘blood and guts’ of the process of creating a set of virtuoso photographs. The designer selected outfits to represent each of the haute couture collections he had created for Dior from Spring/Summer 1997 to Spring/Summer 2002 and chose his favourite couture models - including Karen Elson, Liberty Ross and Stella Tennant, Erin O’Connor and Alek Wek - to bring each look to life.

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Made In Hollywood

04 July 2003
A tribute to legendary rodeo tailor Nudie, with contributions from fashion photographer Craig McDean and cultural critic Mark Simpson.

Galliano Hommes

24 October 2003
In an exclusive preview of Galliano's first menswear collection, the legendary designer took questions from the public on the set of his Arena shoot.


01 September 2004
Re-live the one-off spectacle of Alexander McQueen’s 2004 ‘Black’ show.
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