There’s something about celebrities and an eventual decline into complete lack of self control. Maybe those spotlights just burn too bright. Or maybe it’s true that the more creative a person is, the closer he is to absolute madness. Lately there have been quite a few tweet-worthy issues popping up in every direction. The biggest in the fashion world came as John Galliano annihilated the line between quirky creative and psychotic with one drunk rant in his recent explosion of hot mess.
I can’t say anything on this topic more eloquently and gracefully than Natalie Portman, formerly the face of Miss Dior Cherie, when she stated: “I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today… I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful” (via NY Times). Well said; the girl always carries herself with sophistication and class.
Then there’s Galliano. Nutty as he may be, we can’t dispute the genius that lies within when it comes to his work for Dior. Here are a few of my favorite looks from his past, befitting his outrageous personality to a tee:
Passion + eccentricity + genius + eclecticism + pressure + fame = internal war. Beauty is so close to destruction.
Then, of course, there is the Sheen meister. I won’t comment on that other than to leave you with my favorite line from his repertoire:“The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger and Richards look like droopy-eyed armless children.” – Sheen himself