I usually don’t bother but I’m actually going to re-blog this and answer it. I think it’s quite important. I’m pretty sure I’ll loose quite a few of you over this and I am sorry about that but this needs to be said.
When I have an opinion I keep it to myself because it is not my place to judge you. I don’t sit there and re-blog someone and rant about how “appalled ” and “dissapointed” I am over their actions.
You don’t know me so you can’t really judge me.
Just because I admire a designer does not make me anti-semitic. I admire Galliano because he is a creative genius. Call me shallow, but I love beautiful things and his collections inspire me. The two most influential artists in my life are Galliano and McQueen. I’ve lost one of those men and I don’t want to loose the other.
For God’s sake, he was drunk. I am not saying that he holds no responsibility for his words, but he was drinking. Drunk people have no barrier to say “Wait, I shouldn’t say this because it’s not socially correct.” It’s on mind, out of mouth. I don’t believe he said it because he has anything against Jewish or Asian people.
I don’t think he was being racist. He was just being wasted.
He’s not innocent, but it’s because he is so famous that everything is getting blown out of proportion. I’m more ashamed of the people who provoked and goaded him and who took advantage of him while he was drunk to make money. That is what makes me angry.
Edit: You cannot judge a person’s worth by what they say especially when you mix alcohol into the equation. That never ends well for anyone. People now judge his entire character by what he said in a drunken rant. That does not define him. It’s like everyone forgot what an amazing designer he is.
I know regardless of being drunk or not, he was wrong but I also understand that when a person sincerely apologizes, you forgive.
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone upon her."
This collar is made of particularly fine batiste or cambric. As the name suggests, the material originally came from the Flemish town of Kamerijk or Cambrai. It was introduced to the Northern Netherlands by the Flemish refugees who arrived in the late sixteenth century. Haarlem weavers specialised in the fabric. Because of its shape, this kind of collar was known as a millstone ruff. These became fashionable in the second half of the sixteenth century under the influence of the Spanish rulers. Early millstone ruffs were starched with regular pleats. This example, however, is looser and less tidy. It is of a type that was popular with young, fashionable men around 1615 to 1635. This is the only surviving pleated ruff in the world.
I definitely need this ruff in my life.