While John Galliano's fashion future takes a sudden plunge, here's a look at actresses donning the designer's brilliant, dramatic creations.
John Galliano's ouster as design director at Christian Dior has sent shock waves in the fash frat. The maverick designer has been credited for single-handedly reviving Dior's image as well as making the coffers ring for the once- flagging house of style. Rumour has it that Galliano is preparing to challenge his dismissal in court. Dior's Fall 2011 show will take place, as planned, on March 4, and will be the designer's last collection for the fashion house. Some reports say John Galliano left France on Wednesday to enter rehabilitation. Galliano has also apologised for behaviour which led to his dismissal from Dior.
While Galliano's fashion future takes a sudden plunge, here's a look at actresses donning the designer's brilliant, dramatic creations.
In 2009 Frieda Pinto walked the Oscars red carpet in a royal blue one-sleeved John Galliano beaded lace gown with a fitted top and a flared skirt.
This appearance by Charlize Theron in a Dior gown by Galliano at the 2010 Golden Globes was largely panned for the burlesque placement of the roses on her chest. The actress however defended the gown saying she loved it.
At the Oscars this year, Nicole Kidman picked a couture gown from the Christian Dior 2009 Spring collection, but it failed to weave its usual magic. Instead, Nicole was slammed for her red carpet pick.
Sharon Stone has been panned for her Gothic black dress from Dior at this year's Oscars. Fashionistas have also slammed the star's make up as ‘scary'. Stone, also a spokesperson for Dior, refused to comment on the Galliano controversy.
Charlize Theron is stunning in this 2005 appearance at the Golden Globes in a Dior gown by John Galliano. The Haute Couture midnight blue empress silk-satin gown was specially created for her.
This dress on Nicole Kidman is now a part of history. Nicole chose this chartreuse chinoiserie from John Galliano's first Christian Dior couture collection for the 1996 Oscars.
Nicole Kidman dressed in a shimmering Dior on the red carpet in 2000.
Drew Barrymore makes a dramatic statement in this multilayered white gown at the 2007 Golden Globes.
Drew Barrymore makes a statement on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2009 in this ethereal gown by Galliano for Dior
Demi Moore was spotted in this gorgeous Galliano creation at the Golden Globes in 2009.
Eva Mendes carried off this stunning creation at the Globes in 2009. The oversize bow on the white strapless dress was a huge hit with fashionistas.
In 2008, Heidi Klum made a bold statement with a dramatic red silk taffeta John Galliano gown. The pink jewels added to the drama.
In 2010, Marion Cotillard made it to all the Best-dressed lists for the Golden Globes in this silk dark green Christian Dior gown from the Spring 2010 runway collection.
Penelope Cruz dazzled in white on the Cannes red carpet in 2009.