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John Galliano to Sit for Interview With Charlie Rose

GALLIANO ON TV: This week on Charlie Rose — John Galliano, for the full hour.

The designer’s attempted rehabilitation is well under way, with a lengthy profile in June’s Vanity Fair already on newsstands. WWD reported last month Galliano’s camp was also considering broadcast television, which he’d never done in the U.S., to coincide with the story.

He’ll be taping, on his own, with Rose on Wednesday for an hour with an air date yet to be determined, a spokeswoman for the designer said.

Galliano has a high-profile supporter to thank for the sit-down — Oscar de la Renta, who had previously opened up his studio to the troubled designer.

“Charlie Rose has a very close relationship with Oscar,” said Liz Rosenberg, Galliano’s publicist. “Oscar had been talking to John about the possibility of doing an interview with Charlie.”

Rosenberg appreciated the format of Rose’s show: no breaks, no commercials, just one darkened chamber, her client going mano a mano with a host with an appreciative ear.

“It seemed like a good platform for John to get his story across,” Rosenberg said. De la Renta himself has appeared once on the show, in 1998, while other designers, like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, have logged multiple appearances.

Rose may not at first seem like the most natural venue for an embattled figure to come clean about past misdeeds, but Galliano is joining a string of personalities, mainly from the worlds of finance and politics, who’ve sat across from Rose to deal with a spate of bad press. Lloyd Blankfein, Steven Rattner, even Jeff Zucker at the height of the Jay Leno-Conan O’Brien late-night wars, have all made Rose a required stop on their public relations offensive — though, granted, they were not rallying from as low a point as Galliano.

Yvette Vega, the executive producer of the show, said the air date and length of the interview will be determined after taping ends Wednesday.

News outlets are still interested in face time with Galliano, Rose and Vanity Fair interviews notwithstanding, and his camp is still weighing their options, including the possibility of interviews in Europe. But Rosenberg said no definitive decisions have been made about future appearances.
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Here's a quick scan of the Galliano feature for those wanting to read the article:
Can't wait to read the article. I sincerely hope he gets back on his feet. The fashion world is a dull place without him.

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He looks so healthy ! I can't get over that, haha.

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The full interview with Charlie Rose:
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12975

 
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Yes, he looks wonderful, but also very troubled, especially his eyes. It’s heartwrenching to see how very succesful people can get so troubled because of themselves. It’s lovely to see how much he enjoys talking about designing, he’s radiating.
He’s saying the right things, but he isn’t bringing it totally convincing, he looks fragile. He has a long road to go and it’s indeed a life sentence. I hope he can start designing again seeing all the joy it gives him to talk about it. He can bring back some drama/exuberence in the fashion world, I’m missing that at the moment.

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A Second Chance, but on His Own
by Cathy Horyn

It’s possibly no surprise that Vanity Fair’s John Galliano interview, by Ingrid Sischy, raises as many questions as it answers. Articles about addiction and atonement often strain for sympathy against the banality of the circumstances: a talented designer wrecks his career by behaving like an utter fool. At the time of Mr. Galliano’s dismissal from Dior, in 2011, for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, Michael Specter, who had once written an admiring profile of the designer in The New Yorker, offered one of the few sane views of his fall. He wrote: “His career, and his life, were built on twin pillars of excess and exhibitionism. He was a slave to addiction … But who could be shocked at his behavior? Who would have expected any other end?”

For the last year, a small group of fashion insiders has been helping Mr. Galliano to make amends and, maybe, restore his career. Jonathan Newhouse, who is Ms. Sischy’s boss at Condé Nast International, arranged meetings with Jewish leaders. Mr. Newhouse’s motives are exemplary. As he told Ms. Sischy: “My focus is not on his moral behavior but on my own. A person I care about was lost, sick, and in trouble. What kind of friend would I be if I turned my back on him?”

Oscar de la Renta also stuck his neck out, last January, inviting Mr. Galliano into his studio for three weeks of work. It’s clear that Mr. de la Renta was impressed by Mr. Galliano, as were members of his family, who had enough reason to be skeptical about bringing him in. And it’s no secret that Mr. de la Renta, 80, wants a succession plan at his company.

Yet there remains a curious shortage of goodwill toward Mr. Galliano, registered in the petitioning against him at Parsons this spring. It could be that people doubt his sincerity, and not unjustly when we learn from the article that he never gave an interview while sober. You can’t be too Pollyanna-ish about the fashion world, but that admission made me angry. Why had I wasted my time?

Personally, I think Mr. Galliano should be given a second chance, but maybe he should do it on his own. The fashion community has always shown a commendable willingness to help him out, with money and show spaces. They did so because he was talented and, despite the fact that he was apparently stoned, sweet-tempered. I remember his 1994 show in Paris at Sao Schlumberger’s mansion, with leaves scattered on the stone floor and the world’s top models dressed in black satin; it was dazzling.

But Mr. Galliano betrayed the trust of many people — his friends, his colleagues at Dior, journalists. That’s why it would be more meaningful if he started making dresses on his own, one at a time, on his dime. He would surely have clients, and it would tell me he was serious. One question the article doesn’t raise is whether his kind of fashion is still relevant. Two years before he was fired from Dior, people were complaining, often in print, that his clothes were out of date. O.K., maybe he was ill, but, beyond atonement, it’s a question that any businessman would have to ask.

At its best, Mr. Galliano’s fashion delivered an emotional punch. I was glad, and a little surprised, that Ms. Sischy singled out the spring 2006 show he did for his Galliano label, one that featured an incredible human parade — dwarfs, twins, cross-dressers, giants — and ended with a model playing with a marionette of Mr. Galliano. The puppet on a corporate string. Or so I read his intent. It’s the only time I have stood to applaud a designer, without waiting for the rest of the audience to join in, which it did not. Mr. Galliano acknowledged my gesture by stopping in front of me and giving a little bow.

And, by the way, he was not in his usual runway getup or mode. But, although Ms. Sischy characterized the show as “a joyous call to respect one another,” I don’t remember many people expressing joy. Quite the contrary. One French journalist thought the cast were “monsters,” but that seems his shortcoming.

Clearly Mr. Galliano’s behavior changed as his dependency on drugs and alcohol worsened. Reading Ms. Sischy’s article, I was struck by how detached he had become from reality. Backstage, he would have a group of people to help him — one to hand him a cigarette, another to light it. That’s just sad. But I wondered how such a detached individual could possibly make the emotional connections that were the hallmark of his designs.

That remains a valid question to ask in his recovery state. I truly hope he can be successful again in fashion, but I think he will need to show that he can do it on his own.
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I just finished watching his Charlie Rose interview. I think it's a great insight to John's inner self. He did right decision having this interview. I've always been supporting him and this interview just affirmed my opinion of him. John's definitely not a bad person, everything he said felt really sincere and I really believe he regrets all the wrong things he said. My favorite part of the interview was definitely when he talked working with ODLR this spring. That spark in his eyes when he talked about getting back to designing process, it was just heartwarming. And although the excessive workload was one of the main sources of his problems and it may sound as a big contradiction, I still think that designing will be that one thing that can help to solve these same problems one day.

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Cathy Horyn is like one of the most insightful person on this earth. I love reading her opinions. Her suggestion here is wonderful - I completely agree with her and hope he takes her advice and climb back to the top on his own as a true indication of his sincerity and atonement, on top of his desire to do what he has the talent for.

 
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I loved the Ingrid Sischy article - it was the first thing that I read when my VF plopped onto the desk. I'm truly hoping that the world is ready to give Galliano another chance.

At the time of the incidents that saw Galliano dismissed from Dior, I was quite young, but I had been a fan of his Dior collections since I first became interested in fashion. I didn't know whether I was simply searching for ways to excuse a personal hero, but I thought that Galliano sounded almost schizophrenic in his ranting about "Jews". As the details of Galliano's condition found their way into the spotlight, I recognised that his words could have come from a textbook on alcohol, benzodiazepine, and barbiturate abuse. But the media bite wherever they can, and there was little that Toledano could have done but to dismiss Galliano after the ensuing furore and the awful, inexorable journo circus.

I'd love to see Galliano make a return to the industry - if not at Dior, then at his own label, or elsewhere. I've missed him, and I was so happy to see him in VF.

 
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You can sense the sadness within him throughout the Charlie Rose interview. I really hope he gets the opportunity to return to the industry because he needs the freedom of being able to design. However I must say that he is looking great!

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wishing him all the best,
and he payed for what he said 2 years and 3 months ago...

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and he is still one of the best designers in the world.

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fangirling for a moment here, I love Charlie to bits, he knows everything about everything.

I missed it last night... hope to find it online soon.. going with the clips there really isn't much I hadn't thought about when it comes to Galliano, he emits a mix of peace and hopelessness now, trying to refrain from hammering on morals and the subjectiveness that justice actually is, I just think it's so sad to see the results of talent and creativity thrown into a machinery with all the routine and demands that entails as if it was remotely possible for a person and the way they absorb, assimilate and communicate to function on such pace, particularly with the impulse of money (selling), which is so corrupting, distracting at best. When you look at him, you could tell it was a time bomb, except it exploded in one of the rawest corners of society and he was right at the center for its delight.

He looks really good... not judging but why not starting a business elsewhere? I just find fashion so repulsive... and in his case he experienced some sort of golden age that just won't come back and then the industry at his nastiest... I'd rest my case, creative outlets abound... but who knows, in a way going back there might be closure and new life for him.

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i love charlie rose too. he always asks the best questions.

can't believe Galliano was involved with 32 collections a year...no wonder he collapsed.

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