MUBI, the global film distributor, streaming service and production company, is delighted to unveil the new trailer for Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s (Whitney, Marley) gripping and thought-provoking new documentary High & Low – John Galliano, coming to cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 8 March 2024.
Galliano dressed some of the most beautiful and prominent men and women in the world for almost 15 years at Givenchy and Dior, and was widely recognized as one of the most successful fashion designers of the 1990s and 2000s. However, his career abruptly ended when he was caught on camera in 2011 hurling antisemitic and racist insults at bystanders outside Paris’s Café La Perle.
Macdonald’s compelling documentary traces Galliano’s career from fashion student at Central Saint Martins to creative director of some of the world’s largest fashion houses, candidly investigating his struggles with addiction and the industry pressure he faced along the way.
Showcasing archive footage of the breathtaking haute couture and high-fashion runways of the period, and featuring extensive interviews with Galliano himself, alongside conversations with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Anna Wintour, Edward Enninful and more, this nuanced look at Galliano confronts the toxic work culture behind-the-scenes of the fashion industry.
High & Low – John Galliano is produced by Chloe Mamelok (The Rescue) and Kevin Macdonald through Macdonald’s production company, KGB Films, in association with Condé Nast Entertainment. Editor, Avdhesh Mohla (Sachin: A Billion Dreams, Billie, The Ripper), was nominated for Best Editing at the British Independent Film Awards 2023 for the film. The original score is composed by Ivor Novello nominee Tom Hodge (The Mauritanian, McMafia) and cinematographers on the film are David Harriman, BIFA 2021 nominee Magda Kowalczyk (Cow, Last Song from Kabul), César Award (1988, 2003, 2007) nominee Patrick Blossier and Nelson Hume (Whitney).