High & Low - John Galliano

by Kevin Macdonald

Biografilm Art & Music


(France, USA, UK / 2023 / 116’)


Widely recognized as one of the most influential and successful fashion designers of our time, John Galliano dressed the most beautiful men and women in the world at Givenchy and Dior. He reinvented the fashion industry by transforming his runway shows into immersive fantasies. In 2011, Galliano’s career abruptly ended after being caught on video using shocking antisemitic and racist insults. Academy Award-winner® Kevin Macdonald's film investigates the multiple facets and contradictions of Galliano’s character and the context, including decades of industry pressure and drug and alcohol addiction, that surrounded his downfall and ongoing recovery. Through interviews with his closest friends and family, as well as some of the most well-known celebrities of the fashion and pop world, and with John Galliano himself, Macdonald portrays the man behind the fashion genius and his search for redemption.