Funky Little Torero

Manolo shouts, Olé!

Is the Manolo the only person in the fashion press to recognize that Galliano’s Spanish theme for the 60th anniversary of the House of Dior is partly the homage to Manolete, the greatest torero who ever lived, and whose sensational death in the bull ring occurred in August of 1947, at exactly the moment Christain Dior was beginning his business?

It is not as if Manolete is competely unknown, they are making the movie about his life, with Adrian Brody in the title role.

It is perhaps the less well known fact that the Manolo, himself, was named after Manolete.

9 Responses to “Funky Little Torero”

  1. la petite chou chou July 3, 2007 at 6:10 pm #

    Manolo, what a beautifully spoken biography!

  2. Noga July 3, 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    “Now that has real duende !”

  3. kiki July 4, 2007 at 8:47 am #

    but… he killed bulls for sport! Surely the classy Manolo doesn’t endorse this sort of behaviour???

  4. deja pseu July 4, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    Galliano may be the Funky Little Fashion Troll, but he is truly the divinely talented FLFT.

  5. Sue F. July 4, 2007 at 6:59 pm #

    I don’t believe I know your last name was Blavatsky. Any relation to Helena?

  6. pbird July 4, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    Such delightful piffle, Manolo!

  7. toad July 5, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    I just knew someone from the ingnorant and hypocritical PETA groupies would make some remark about the bull fighting. It is ceremony, pagentry, life and death. It precedes Chritianity. It is very ancient.
    I call the animal lovers to task for the more of the vegetables they consume, the more wild animals must die as more land is cleared. They wear the leather shoes and belts yet whine about the fur and think not of where the leather comes from. They claim to be culturally sensitive but they slag the customs of my ancestors. They assume a level of moral height, yet they will be cruel to people. I dance the dance of contempt on their pretensions in a nice pair of riding heel LEATHER boots which have much of the Spainish influence in their design. So there, Nyah.

  8. Sara July 5, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    I would suggest a reading of Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon for those who might not yet appreciate the fighting of the bulls. I seem to recall that he discussed the Manolete some.

    And Bravo! to the Galliano for his homage to the great Manolete!

  9. Linda July 5, 2007 at 10:02 am #

    Manolo, the entire Dior Collection is simply jaw-droppingly spectacular. I didn’t think Galliano could top spring’s oriental inspired collection, yet somehow he did. Everything fit the Spanish theme perfectly, a wonderful homage to a distinct and unique culture and an tribute to the past, present and future of the House of Dior.