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John Galliano: Unseen

Robert Fairer

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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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'Elegantly compiled … lavish'
The Economist

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

'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'

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Further 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

Robert Fairer was American Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for over a decade, working with such outstanding figures as André Leon Talley, Hamish Bowles and Sarah Mower, and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

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