Featured Designer: House of Harlot Ltd. In Von Gutenberg # 8

Sporting the moniker: “Latex rubber fetish fashion handmade in London since 1991” the infamous House of Harlot is not only the exclusive designers, manufacturers and suppliers of the TG Rubber Fashion range, suppliers of costumes to feature films and high-end fashion houses, but we feature them in our new Von Gutenberg issue #8.

The staff at House Of Harlot: Robin Archer, creative director and owner; Kelly Duncan, production manager for both House of Harlot and their Torture Garden Clothing; Florence Druart, garment maker, designer as well as press liaison and salesperson; garment maker and administrator Dana Omari and garment maker Iris Triki approach their ultra unique couture as an art form. So much so not only is the House of Harlot London store (Shop 2B, 63-65 Princelet Street-just off of Brick Lane) a fashion stop for fashionistas, kinky lifestylers and just about anyone else looking for the most unique clothing, this design house has worked with Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood (to name but a few), supplied costumes to films “The Zero,” “Jupiter Ascending” and “My Mistress” and just this past month sponsored the Best Full Rubber at the Annual Rubber Awards 2013.


In 1997, House of Harlot began their wholesale began wholesale latex garment manufacturing selling to stores in L.A., NYC, London, Dusseldorf, Tokyo and Sydney and are presently enjoying the 2nd anniversary of their London store. Stop in or search for them online at http://www.houseofharlot.com and tell them we sent you. You can also check out our House of Harlot spread by buying a copy of our brand new issue 8 here: http://www.vongutenberg.com/shop/Von-Gutenberg-Magazine-Issue-8.html

John Galliano’s Fall…And Rise?

John-Galliano-at-the-Dior-007Hate him, love him (or his designs at least), dismiss or praise him, John Galliano is ‘back’. The fashion designer best known for working with Givenchy in the mid 90’s, Christian Dior 96-’11, making frocks for Kylie Minogue and running his own eponymous label is working for Oscar de la Renta currently and has even received a measure of absolution from the Anti-Defamation League, post his anti-semantic rant in a Paris bar. As with most things any of us say, but certainly celebrities, opinion, silly stunts, even our sex lives can go viral within minutes and this is exactly what happened to a supposed drunk Galliano back in ’11.

In a video licensed and broadcast by UK’s The Sun Galliano was seated at a table in L’Absinthe insulting a group of Italian ladies,certainly more then 3-sheets-to-the-wind at the time, saying, among other things “ I love Hitler”. Galliano was subsequently fired by Dior who he was working for at the time, and it seems in Paris one can be arrested for “public insults based on the origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity”, which Galliano was.

So much for free speech ‘gay ole Paree’ huh?


Certainly plenty of people damned Galliano’s comments, others stated that the man is not a racist or anti-Semite and that the rant was actually a bit of satirical living ‘theatre’, coming from a man certainly known for his theatricality. Galliano himself says he was a black-out drunk at the time, does not recall the incident (even when shown it) and that he does not, nor has ever held, such views.

He says now that he is “living amends every day”, happy to be back at work and no longer drinking.


Check out our ‘ranting’, such that it is, here: http://vongutenberg.com/e-magazine/