John Galliano, Soho 1985.

Thursday, 17 March 2011 I'm afraid I don't have anything intelligent or perceptive to write about the predicament John Galliano currently finds himself in.  I don’t want to kick the bloke when he’s down but if you’re going to go around hurling racist insults at people, whether drunk or not, you deserve everything you get and probably more.

This is a previously unpublished photograph of John Galliano when he was still a student at Central Saint Martins art school.

I photographed him at the time of his degree show when there was  already a considerable buzz about him in the fashion world.  He was the undoubted star of his year.  The photo was taken in the alleyway at the rear of the building in Charing Cross Road and shows him sitting on large blocks of wood waiting to be hewn by the fine art students.