January 19, 2013

John Galliano Makes His Comeback Into Fashion

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After the famous incident in which he was caught on tape slurring anti-Semitical remarks in a Parisian bar, resulting in his dismissal as creative director for Dior, as well as from his eponymous label, culminated by his temporary withdrawal from the global fashion spotlight, John Galliano is making his comeback. His return to the fashion world is debuting with a temporary residency at the New York atelier of Oscar de la Renta, an old friend of the designer. During this project, Galliano will collaborate with de la Renta for three weeks, in anticipation of the latter’s show for New York Fashion Week.

“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent. He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.”, says Oscar de la Renta about his collaboration with Galliano, to fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Galliano himself, declared: “I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio. His support and faith in me is humbling.”

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De la Renta dismissed rumours about Galliano being his successor in the eventuality of his retirement from fashion, but has confirmed that any creative initiative on the designer’s part is welcome.

Galliano’s return to the fashion world is viewed with delight by some of the most resounding names in the industry, from Anna Wintour, Giorgio Armani, Stefano Gabbana and Grace Coddington, to the Anti-Defamation League, an organisation fighting anti-Semitism, who totally supports the designer’s comeback to the global fashion scene.

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