The rumour is indeed correct, the OTB group has officially confirmed that John Galliano is making a grand comeback into the fashion world as Creative Director of Martin Maison Margiela. John Galliano was fired from Christian Dior in 2011 after a drunken anti-semitic outburst in a Paris bar.
The designer will oversee all lines including couture, and both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.
“Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul. John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time. A unique, exceptional couturier for a Maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that Fashion Dream that only he can create, and wish him to here find his new home”. Renzo Rosso, President of OTB.
Galliano is expected to present his first collection for the French fashion label at haute couture fashion week in Paris next January.