John Galliano‘s first show at Paris haute couture on July 8, since his firing from Dior, featured three male models: John Whiles, Carl Hejm Sandqvist and Roan Louch… With Galliano sending them down the runway in a gender-bending couture show for Maison Margiela and was… BRILLIANT!
According to Style.com, the casting director of Margiela, Shaun Beyen, said: “We didn’t want it to become a gimmick. It was a profound statement because there’s so much being discussed at the moment about gender fluidity and gender neutrality.”
Whatever the impact, Vigoré! loves Galliano… just loves him – as he’s certainly succeeded in transforming Maison Margiela’s brand to a new, exciting level!
Let it be known, I will not get civilized…
—Arthur Cravan, Poet & Boxer
From his birthplace in Corsica, David Vincent Camuglio was determined from the word go that he would enter the world of fashion; with this conviction he left Corsica and went to Paris. He started his career at, bespoke tailor on the Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and then learned the art of leather with a furrier. He then subsequently assisted Popy Moréni and worked Louis Feraud before studying at the .
Next came work with various creators such as Jeremy Scott, Bertrand Marechal, Shirtology’s, Lanvin, and a spell in New York which persuaded him to present his own personal vision of fashion. Back in Paris, he participated in competitions, the Barclay Catwalk in Zurich and one in Riga, Lithuania, prior to organizing his first collection, Spring/Summer 2001.
In 2002 he participated to the exhibition: “New Fashion Designer” at the museum, Galliéra. Thanks to support from Jean-Jacques Picart, he received a scholarship from the LVMH group for two collections, and supported by the city of Paris, he had a fashion show at the Musée Galliera and was sponsored by Solstiss, Saga Furs, and Moet & Chandon.
“…My research focuses on the design of a contemporary high quality clothing, this work takes place in two stages:
First -all with a story or a dream born through a flash, thanks to an image, a silhouette, a detail, a sentence; that inspiration propels the start of the new collection, it will be my guideline. It can take me to faraway places as in 2003 or I went to St. Petersburg to develop the winter collection.
Then it is to build the garment that is based on the study of the body, its movement, its joints, skin, muscles. It is a real laboratory work that experiments with new volumes. Each piece is distinguished by well developed her outfit, her strength, her cup, and materials.”
Visit David Vincent Camuglio’s website at: http:// www.davidvincentcamuglio.com