Former Dior designer John Galliano, who was off the fashion scene for two years following anti-Semitic slurs, is finally making a comeback with the help of famed designer Oscar de la Renta. Gallino was fired from Dior after footage of him quirking off anti-Semitic slurs went viral.
According to reports from WWD, Galliano got the opportunity via Anna Wintour to “spend some time with him [de la Renta] in his studio over the next three weeks.”
Although there are no details as to what he was doing, the fashion world is abuzz. In a statement issued, de la Renta noted that a second chance is deserved. “I think John is doing all the right things,” he reportedly told WWD.
Rumors have emerged that Galliano will be joining Diego Della Valle’s revived Schiaparelli label. Galliano has acknowledged that he had a drinking problem and also that he has hurt others because of his actions. He said; “Several years prior to my sobriety, I descended into the madness of the disease. I said and did things which hurt others, especially members of the Jewish community. I have expressed my sorrow privately and publicly for the pain which I caused, and I continue to do so. I remain committed to making amends to those I have hurt.”