John Galliano is back! He joins Maison Martin Margiela as their Creative Director with his "debut" collection next January during Paris Couture Week.
I remember Galliano from his early days, when he was working hard to find his footing. One of my favorite memories, that made me fall in love with him, was watching backstage footage during rehearsals and a bleached-blonde Galliano was directing a young Kate Moss to think Irving Penn while running (not walking) down the runway... "run Kate, run"... he yelled. I've been a fan ever since. So you can imagine my shock and devastation when he went on his drunken anti-Semitic rant at a Paris cafe. He got fired from Christian Dior, rightfully so.
A sober and remorseful John Galliano has been given a second chance and it will be interesting to see the direction he takes Margiela given that his aesthetic differs from theirs. No doubt that all eyes will be on Paris Couture Week.