John Galliano’s Muse Smells Like Gin

Next week's fashion issue of New York features an interview with John Galliano, who described his muse. "She’s an essence, a spirit. Like a parfum. I don’t really ever want to catch her because that’s what keeps me going … I immerse myself so deeply in my narrative and my research — and it would happen to you, too, by the way — that this muse becomes a part of you, and of course it has an effect on the way you look, the way you speak, the way you move. You’re imagining the color of crimson on her lips. Do you smell gin on her breath? Does she write by candlelight? I’m living that character day and night whatever collection it is. "

"Do You Smell Gin On Her Breath?" [NYM]