The fashion world's teen model backlash continues with John Galliano's latest campaign for spring, starring Christy Turlington and photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. The French label's creative director Bill Gaytten worked with Atelier Franck Durand on the new advertisement, which showcases the brand's revamped identity and clean logo since Galliano was dismissed from his namesake label in 2011 — at the same time as his departure from his Dior. (The brand's website is also undergoing a relaunch.)
"We are staying true to the origin of the maison," says Durand in a statement. "At the same time, we also wanted to reinforce real beauty, stripped of excess. The image feels very real."
Tapping Turlington, dressed in a silk georgette top and tailored trousers, as the face of this campaign is an interesting — and nostalgic — choice. The model walked in Galliano, the designer's, shows throughout the early '90s alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista. (The legendary supermodels also provided their runway services for Galliano's 1993 show for free.) In 2003, Turlington wore a dress designed by Galliano for her wedding to actor Ed Burns. But like many who were a part of Galliano, the man's, inner circle during his heyday, she hasn't really been associated with the brand since he left. Big-name models and high-profile front rows have eluded the label in recent years, so if anything, this is a smart marketing move for those who miss the early Galliano days.
And if you want to kick off your Tuesday with an amazing throwback video from the backstage trenches of a 1993 Galliano show, here you go: