When designers describe the inspiration for a given collection, it’s usually not as simple as, say a pair of very young, stylish celebrity sisters. Thus, we were a little surprised to see Dakota and Elle Fanning in a WWD headline about Bill Gaytten’s latest resort collection for John Galliano, his sole focus now that he’s out of the Dior picture.
As much as we (and the fashion industry as a whole) love the Fannings, they’re not who we’d expect a designer to specify as his or her inspiration. Of all the designers (Galliano included) who were obviously inspired by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in the mid aughts, we’re pretty sure none of them said it outright. And while Dakota and Elle are always tasteful and pretty, we’re not sure if we’d call their style inspirational–at least not yet.
That being said, we can definitely see the sisters Fanning in these clothes and we can also see people buying them. So, in the end, does it really matter how original Gaytten’s inspiration was?