Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Post-George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis shops. Post trial, what's next for John Galliano?
In the aftermath of John Galliano's testimony Wednesday that he had no recollection of what happened in a couple of altercations in Paris because he was addicted to alcohol and drugs -- an addiction he said was brought on by the stress and unrelenting pace of the world of fashion -- we can only wonder what's next for him?
The French court isn't expected to rule until September on his guilt or innocence of hurling racist and anti-Semitic slurs -- which is a crime in France. And if he's found guilty, we won't know until then whether he will go to prison and/or pay a fine. But will he ever return to fashion design? Maybe yes, maybe no.
Word is, he is the creative force behind the wedding gown supermodel Kate Moss will wear next week when she marries Jamie Hince. But Galliano was also fired by Christian Dior, which is the principal property of conglomerate LVMH Louis Vuitton, which is an awfully powerful force to run afoul of. And even though he has sought treatment for his problems since Dior fired him in March, will he even want to return to the world of fashion, which took such a heavy toll?
As the Telegraph puts it, it may take a lot of remorse on Galliano's part, public forgiveness and help from fashion friends for him ever to grace the world's catwalks again. [Telegraph]
Just as news was breaking about Elisabetta Canalis' split with George Clooney, she did what any of the heartbroken among us would do: She went shopping. [People]
The lawsuit Missouri tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill brought against Warner Bros. for copying the tattoo he created for boxer Mike Tyson on the face of Ed Helms' character in "The Hangover: Part II" has been settled. Unfortunately for those wondering whether tattoos are subject to copyright law, the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "Warner Bros. and Mr. Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute. No other information will be provided," Whitmill's attorney, Geoff Gerber, said. [Wired.com]
Sub70, the collection of retro but youthful golf clothes that made its U.S. debut at Los Angeles' Ron Robinson boutique recently, now has a working website stateside too. Sub70usa.com went live on Wednesday, offering a direct link to the men's collection, which marries a lean Euro fit and beautiful pops of color on polos, pants and shorts for clothes designed to work on and off the course. And we here at All the Rage are expecting an upswing in interest in golf clothes since Rory McIlroy's engaging win at the U.S. Open on Sunday. [Los Angeles Times]
Could Pippa Middleton be responsible for bringing back a fashion sin? We mean nude pantyhose. Something that seemed to disappear from fashionable legs over the last, oh, decade or so. But Pippa was spotted wearing a pair in Paris earlier this month. [Huffington Post]
Author Julia Chaplin coined the term "gypset" for a kind of tribal, island-y style inspired by her travels around the world. Now she has a line of gypset dresses, offered on the West Coast exclusively at Des Kohan in Los Angeles. [Mondette]
Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled an app for its e-commerce site that adds a 3-D store to the experience. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Jil Sander's fall/winter +J collection will be her last for Uniqlo. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
-- Susan Denley
Photos, from top: A subdued John Galliano arrives at a courthouse in Paris on Wednesday morning. Credit: Thibault Camus / Associated Press. Mike Tyson with a poster of Ed Helms from "The Hangover: Part II," sporting similar tattoos. (Um, we bet Helms' is fake!) Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press