The ex-Dior creative director is apparently in talks to return to Oscar De La Renta following his temporary three-week role at the fashion house
John Galliano is in talks to take up a permanent role at Oscar De La Renta, according to reports.
The ex-Dior designer, who took up a temporary three-week residency at De La Renta prior to the autumn/winter 2013-14 show, may be returning to the atelier for a more definite job role, claims WWD today.
Anna Wintour is among a pool of fashion industry insiders who are said to be clamouring for Galliano’s return to glory. The designer’s Oscar De La Renta show became one of the most sought-after tickets at Fashion Week last January, with critics agreeing his genius whimsicality was highly visible in the collection.
John Galliano gave his first and most candid interview to Vanity Fair last month in which he expressed deep regret and sorrow over the anti-Semitic rant that was released on YouTube in 2011, leading to his dismissal and fall from grace.
Those keen to see the designer redeemed will no doubt be excited about this potential move and hope it signals the last of his troubled history. Kate Moss is one of the many famous names who has stood by John Galliano throughout his troubled times. The supermodel asked him to design her wedding dress back in 2011.
Oscar De La Renta himself is also a strong supporter of John Galliano, revealing in a recent interview: ‘I strongly feel, regardless of what he did, that everyone in life does deserve a second chance, and I am happy that I was able to give John a second chance… It would be a shame if the industry was deprived of such a talent.’
Sounds like a done deal to us…