Inside Alexander Fury’s One-of-a-Kind John Galliano Collection

Inside Alexander Fury’s One-of-a-Kind John Galliano Collection

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You could possibly say journalist and writer Alexander Fury is only a little obsessive about John Galliano. Stepping inside Fury’s dwelling in London, England, he has a complete archive room devoted to the designer’s beautiful garments. Through the years, Fury has collected roughly 300 Galliano items, together with clothes from the designer’s days on the helm of labels akin to Givenchy and Christian Dior—all of which Fury handles with white cotton curator’s gloves, after all. “It appears a bit deranged, but it surely’s to guard every thing from acids from my arms,” he says.

 Fury first began amassing Galliano items when he was an adolescent. “I used to be only a child who was fully besotted with the work that he was creating,” Fury remembers. He remembers the primary time he ever noticed a Galliano costume in {a magazine}. “It was an image of Carla Bruni, and he or she was sporting a protracted, black and white costume on a rooftop, and it was snowing,” says Fury. “I needed to know extra about it.” At 16 years previous, he bought his very first John Galliano for Dior piece with all his cash: a set of brand rings from the autumn 2000 assortment. “Once I found Galliano’s work, I used to be like, ‘These are folks that get what I’m about,’” says Fury. “For me, my sport is trend, and my crew is Galliano.”

 Since then, his assortment has grown intensively after all. “The items I gather are womenswear, and excessive womenswear—they’re not well mannered coats with slightly little bit of a bust dart,” he says, including that he has an affinity for “ballgowns, bias-cut night clothes, and skirt fits in a surprising pink.” Some treasures in Fury’s collections? There’s a sequined french from Galliano’s fall 2000 “Fly Women” assortment for Christian Dior. “It’s fully sequined, silk, and tie-dyed to appear like denim,” says Fury. 

 There’s additionally newsprint Dior jackets that fasten with security pins (you could bear in mind the newsprint costume Carrie Bradshaw wore in Intercourse and the Metropolis, from the identical assortment), in addition to an embroidered floral blazer from Galliano’s fall 1995 Haute Couture assortment for Givenchy. The piece he would save in a home fireplace is the autumn 1995 Galliano costume he initially noticed Bruni sporting in {a magazine}, which he now proudly owns. Fury has such a formidable array that Galliano himself has even taken discover of his assortment, sending Fury a private notice that he now treasures. (Enjoyable reality: Fury additionally as soon as outbid Galliano on eBay for considered one of his fall 1996 coats.)

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