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John Galliano: Unseen

Robert Fairer


A striking tribute to John Galliano's highly creative collections for his eponymous label (1996–2011), captured behind the scenes by American Vogue photographer Robert Fairer

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Robert Fairer – American Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade – opens up his archive to unveil stunning photographs that were, until now, one of fashion’s best-kept secrets.

Presenting John Galliano’s creations for his eponymous label (1996?–?2011), John Galliano: Unseen celebrates the visionary and exquisitely multi-layered collections that acted as a showcase for the designer’s romantic, theatrical, radical ideas, granting rare behind-the-scenes access to a highly charged world of fantasy, collaboration and beauty.

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'Fairer affirms that fashion and photography are art forms ... a love letter to every fashion aficionado'
New York Journal of Books

'Elegantly compiled … lavish'
The Economist

'Perfect for anyone looking to learn about the deep history of a fashion trailblazer'
Teen Vogue

'To read this book from start to finish is to enter an alternate universe: oversized, electric, a little demented, and unabashedly showy ... nirvana for fashionistas'
Kirkus Reviews

'Electric...more secrets from backstage'

'A flamboyant sweep through 30 of [John Galliano’s] own-label collections'
Marie Claire

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Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 33.5 x 24.5 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 339

Publication date: 14 September 2017

ISBN: 9780500519516

Contents List

Introduction by Claire Wilcox • Essay by Robert Fairer • 30 seasons, 1996–2011

About the Author

British photographer Robert Fairer worked exclusively for American Vogue behind the scenes for over a decade. Beginning his career at British Elle in the mid 1990s, then Harpers Bazaar USA and finally at American Vogue, he covered the fashion zeitgeist of supermodel, designer and fashion excess from 1993-2011.His backstage archive has been published in three monographs, Alexander McQueen Unseen, John Galliano Unseen, and Marc Jacobs Unseen by Thames & Hudson, Yale University Press, Schirmer Mosel and Abrams. Robert’s work is published in The New York Times, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, i-D Magazine, and Visionaire, as well as fashion, portrait and lifestyle books, and anthologies. Robert continues to document the fashionable elite and collaborate with his editors and clients in uncharted fashion domains.

Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator, Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A and Professor in Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

List of Contributors

Claire Wilcox, André Leon Talley