Rumors began swirling this morning that John Galliano was in talks with fellow Kate Moss wedding attendee and Topshop CEO Sir Philip Green about doing a line for Topshop, which would be a pretty major collaboration. With that and the success of his wedding dress for Moss, it seemed like things were looking up for the disgraced designer. However, Green swiftly contacted British Vogue, where the rumor was first reported, to nip it in the bud. He says, “I saw John Galliano at Kate’s wedding last Friday. I did not discuss any business with him then, nor have I since.”
We’re not surprised the reports were false, since they seemed pretty unfounded. What is interesting is how quick Green was to deny the rumors, especially since he has not yet said anything about the recent Gwyneth Paltrow for Topshop ones. Before Gwyneth, there were rumors that Green was pursuing Courtney Love to do a collection, but those were later denied too. Does the fact that Green hasn’t denied the Gwyneth Paltrow rumors mean that it’s really happening? Personally, I’d prefer something Paltrow-esque over something designed by Galliano and it would surely be refreshingly different from Kate Moss’ line.
Who would you like to see do a range for the high street retailer?