John Galliano makes a stunning out of the blue comeback with his return to fashion at the design studios of Oscar de la Renta. He has been offered a three-week residency by Oscar de la Renta himself, which will lead up to New York Fashion Week in early February. The position that John Galliano holds is unclear, as is his plans after this stint.
“I am an alcoholic, I have been in recovery for the past two years. 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. 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.” –John Galliano.
It is sad that the great John Galliano has been reduced to such shreds, returning meekly in a supporting role for Oscar de la Renta. It is a return to fashion nonetheless. The first step. The first step of what could be. So today we rejoice because today there is hope.
“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.” –Oscar de la Renta.
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