John Galliano Returns to Fashion: past sell-date or radical revolution?

Yesterday the Fashion Industry announced the return of John Galliano as Creative Director for the fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Galliano is widely regarded as one of the fashion industry’s most creative, flamboyant and influential figures.

JG by Patrick Demarchelier

Galliano’s return marks a three-year plus hiatus since he was dismissed from Dior in 2011 due to an anti-Semitic rant captured on video surfaced. He has since kept a low profile while attending rehab programs.

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This announcement comes after much speculation that Galliano would return to fashion after a period of exile. In an interview broadcast in the United States in June 2013 he stated: “I am able to create. I am ready to create…[and] I hope through my atonement I’ll be given a second chance.”

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While the general reception on social media channels and fashion magazines seems to be favourable to Galliano’s return, a well-respected short course lecturer at top fashion educational institution Central Saint Martins is not so easily convinced. “It could be great…it could be awful. I hope he turns it around and does a great first collection that’s a move on from his previous stuff. He needs to do something radical…”

Galliano is set to debut his first collection for Margiela in Paris at Haute Couture Fashion Week in January of 2015.

View Galliano’s Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Haute Couture catwalk show for Dior here:

http://youtu.be/QGXwzaD–EU?t=9m6s

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