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^ Well, he was fired, so he'd have to be asked back. There's technically nothing stopping him from starting another label I believe, unless there's something contractual I'm unaware of ...

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I am inclined to believe he could as well. probably just can't call the label John G, or John Galliano V.2, or something proprietary to LVMH . Imagine not being able to name something after yourself because your name is owned by some business conglomerate

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Isn't the brand on the verge of bankruptcy anyway after all this ?

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I remember reading the JG label was barely making any money even before the scandal, or it was even in the red. But because LVMH's pockets are so large, they kinda proverbially robbed from Peter and paid for Paul to keep the JG label afloat.

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^ I remember reading his compensation for Galliano & it seemed proportionately quite high in comparison with Dior, considering the comparative significance of the labels, which was probably part of the reason it wasn't doing very well. It seemed pretty clear that the Galliano deal was actually part of the compensation for Dior.

The name thing has happened to a number of people before, but it certainly always seems wrong ...

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No Teaching Gig for Galliano
By ERIC WILSON

After receiving a volley of complaints and support for a planned classroom discussion with the designer John Galliano, Parsons the New School for Design said on Tuesday that it would not go forward with the class after all.

In response to questions about the prospects of the class, Deborah Kirschner, a spokeswoman for the school, released a statement that said, “We could not reach consensus with Mr. Galliano on the conditions of this conversation, and the program could not move forward.”

She would not comment further on what derailed those plans, or whether Parsons had bowed to complaints that included an online petition to stop Mr. Galliano from teaching there. Mr. Galliano was exploring the class as one step on what will surely be a challenging path to restore his reputation, after making a tirade of anti-Semitic remarks that cost him his job at Dior two years ago.

A source familiar with the discussions, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, given the sensitive nature of the situation, said that Mr. Galliano had not asked for restrictions on the content of the talks, which were originally planned to happen over several days in the coming weeks. Rather, it was the size and the makeup of the audience that had been debated between the school and the designer. An agreement between them had never been finalized.

As Ariel Kaminer reported in The New York Times on Sunday, working or teaching at universities has recently become a popular path of redemption for disgraced public figures, from Eliot Spitzer to Mr. Galliano.

The Parsons event was originally described as a master class, “a dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer.”

Those classes typically involve multiple visits with leading designers who critique students and offer informal guidance. While some students described Mr. Galliano’s involvement as an exciting opportunity, others complained that Parsons should not be spending funds, even if the designer is not paid, on one who had recently been at the center of such a large scandal. The degree to which those complaints would have been heard in the class may have played a role in the designer’s hesitation to ultimately take part, as well.
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I can't go into detail how f*cked up that is...

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^ I do think that this is a shame. There have been plenty of fashion students looking forward to this. I wonder if all the people who complained actually take fashion as a subject.

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How is this not a witch hunt?
He deserved to lose his job at Dior and his legion d'honneur recognition. But when does it stop? He's been under the radar, working out his problems. An opportunity like the one at Parson's wouldn't have just benefited him but the students as well. But it seems like the same people who appeal for tolerance and equality have little capacity for forgiveness.

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Ridiculous...You could make a long list of disgraced public figures who have had teaching and speaking gigs where all is forgiven; somehow John doesn't get the same opportunity....Maybe they will let him have an ongoing role in Project Runway...yeah, right.

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Oh my god, i can only think about the parsons' students that were getting excited about this (i mean obviously, as bad as what he said was, being a fashion student and having the opportunity to have john galliano himself teach you is like.. beyond) and now it's not going to happen.

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They're taking away a huge opportunity for these students. There's been so many people who have done worse things. There's celebrities who have gotten into so much trouble and they all get a second chance. He was drunk and probably high. THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE IS STANDING BEHIND HIM FOR GOD SAKES. These are just people who are full of themselves.

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This is weird. First they release a statement that John is going to do a masterclass and now comes the statement that they couldn't reach a consensus. Duh! When you make public John is coming = a consensus has been reached, otherwise you don't make it public! Clearly other forces have been working. A pity.

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Galliano’s Parsons Workshop Abruptly Canceled
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John Galliano's controversial workshop at Parsons, a three-day master class called "SHOW ME EMOTION," has been canceled. According to an e-mail sent to students a few minutes ago, Galliano refused to participate in a forum that would include a "frank discussion" about his career's "trajectory" — i.e. those fatal anti-Semitic remarks that cost him his job and reputation — and so the whole thing was called off. Here's the full e-mail from Parsons.

To the Parsons community:

We are writing to follow-up on messages we shared with you on April 26 about the planned workshop with John Galliano. It was a condition of our agreeing to host Mr. Galliano that we also hold a larger forum, which would include a frank discussion of his career. Ultimately, an agreement could not be reached with Mr. Galliano regarding the details of that forum, and so the program will not move forward.

As we have expressed over the past weeks, a critical element of a New School education is the connection between creative and intellectual invention and an individual’s actions in the world at large. While we understand the pressures Mr. Galliano faces, we expected to invite students, faculty and staff to ask Mr. Galliano how his trajectory as a designer was changed by his offensive remarks and to learn from that example.

We continue to believe there is room at Parsons to explore Mr. Galliano’s efforts to make amends for his actions and that members of our community will decide for themselves how to view his contributions. It is certain this would not have been an easy or comfortable conversation but our mission is to provide uncommon learning opportunities that transcend the boundaries of the disciplines. We apologize to those students who anticipated participating in the workshop and to all those who looked forward to engaging Mr. Galliano in discussion.

Over the last several weeks, many members of the university community wrote to express their views about this visit. Regardless of your opinion, you remind us all that it is our commitment to debate, and our willingness to support the possibility of change, that makes Parsons and The New School such an extraordinary place to learn.

It's signed by David E. Van Zandt, Tim Marshall, and Joel Towers, the president, provost, and executive dean, respectively.

Well, so much for that. (And props to the school for sneaking this announcement on the day when fashion media would be dominated by Met Gala coverage.) There's always Central Saint Martins?
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This is all getting really silly. F*** forever.

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