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29-10-2013
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Kate Moss has brought disgraced fashion designer John Galliano back in from the cold in a bid to get him back in Vogue
By Andrei Harmsworth
October 29, 2013

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The supermodel happily posed with the axed Dior designer in the fashion bible as he tries to resurrect his shattered career following his drunken anti-Semitic tirade outside a Parisian bar in 2011.

In the 1920s inspired shoot, the 39-year-old clothes horse dons a fur coat and smoulders alongside the British fashion designer.

Galliano, 52, was gifted the olive branch after Moss took up a role as contributing fashion editor at the magazine.

The designer appeared stunned to receive the invite, writing in the magazine: ‘How they tracked me down here with my dog Gypsy, I’ll never know.’

Bidding to turn the attention back to his fashion prowess, he explained his vision for the scenes with Moss.

‘The scene is set. I lean into Kate’s ear. “Can you keep a secret?” She is charged, the berry stains on her perfect mouth and like a butterfly she alights and hovers into the perfect position, feeling and finding her light,’ he wrote.

‘I am now feeling so much love in this studio that it takes me back. Her only script is the dress she’s wearing.’

Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman insists Galliano is still a top talent and a ‘passionate brain’.

‘When I asked John to write a few words to describe his concept for the shoot, I didn’t expected such a vivid picture to arrive,’ she said.

The designer was fined £15,000 for his Parisian outburst and carted himself off to rehab after the diatribe was caught on camera. He later admitted he was fighting a battle with the bottle and substance abuse.

‘It’s the worst thing I have said in my life, but I didn’t mean it,’ he said after he professed a love of Hitler during the volley of abuse.

The tormented fashion boss later said dealing with the fall out saved him from death as it forced him to address his issues.

‘I was going to end up in a mental asylum or six feet under,’ he explained. ‘it sounds a bit bizarre, but I am so grateful for what did happen. I have learned so much about myself.

‘I have re-discovered that little boy who had the hunger to create, which I think I had lost. I am alive.’
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So happy to hear John is getting support; Kate is awesome.

 
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his comeback is hard

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Please John if you read this !come back fashion needs you !

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So happy to hear John is getting support; Kate is awesome.
Its only natural. He was by her side with her whole scandal.

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John's comeback prospects remain in the balance for the time being for reasons more related to corporate interests than the scandal ....

^^^ prosperk: I'm curious as to why Galliano feels he should/ must align with the giant, corporate entities for his return...?

Except for the obvious advantage of deep production budgets, and of course, their muscle in the industry, why would John want to put himself in that position again after the cold manners in which he was treated by them? Wealth may be an impossible incentive and toxicant to many, but John had started with nothing and even had nothing when he was proclaimed that radiant child of high fashion. So has he become so accustomed to the privileges of the lifestyle of the super-rich that he's unwilling to face similar struggles again?

Anyhow, should John be ready to return as the poetic, desperately passionate and romantic visionary he was in the nineties-- the man who spun magical concoctions like Hothouse Geishas and Belle Epoque collections, then please please please grace the industry with your spell. But if it's just more of the same 1920s dusty vaudeville costumes and OTT Vegas-Barbies-in-drag, then perhaps he needs more time to rediscover his muse.

And I hope his return will be a small affair: he's John Galliano, so understatement and small affairs seem a contradiction of sort. Small in the sense that it's a personal and intimate. Even if he may not have the financial backings of the corporations, he's completely capable of producing a collection, a show, and attracting the fashion world. Leave all the hype, PR and marketing and let his talent speak for itself and him. John doesn't need stars and supermodels, and extravagant sets to push his talent. As much as all of those elements may enhance his vision, when it comes down to it, and stripped off all their frills and theatrics, his designs speak louder and clearer for his talent than anything.

I'd gladly trade the entire roster of New York's so-called new guard in for Gallinao's return. And throw in some of London's overly-hyped Charletons while we're at it. Yes, even at his worst and most redundant, he's still that much ahead of that bunch.


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I don't think John Galliano feels any need to align with the fashion conglomerates in order to make a return. LVMH own his label and therefore his name and are unlikely to sell it back to him. There again, this is not an insurmountable problem.

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Anyhow, should John be ready to return as the poetic, desperately passionate and romantic visionary he was in the nineties-- the man who spun magical concoctions like Hothouse Geishas and Belle Epoque collections, then please please please grace the industry with your spell. But if it's just more of the same 1920s dusty vaudeville costumes and OTT Vegas-Barbies-in-drag, then perhaps he needs more time to rediscover his muse.
I think that was probably one of the breaking points in his downfall. I can only try to imagine the immense pressure he was under and even then, none of us will ever truly know the magnitude of it. But I'm with you on the magical concoctions of his earlier collections vs the vaudeville costumes of his later collections.

 
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Except for the obvious advantage of deep production budgets, and of course, their muscle in the industry, why would John want to put himself in that position again after the cold manners in which he was treated by them? Wealth may be an impossible incentive and toxicant to many, but John had started with nothing and even had nothing when he was proclaimed that radiant child of high fashion. So has he become so accustomed to the privileges of the lifestyle of the super-rich that he's unwilling to face similar struggles again?

It's a bit unfair to question wether he is unwilling faces the struggles again..
He's accustomed to a certain level of possibilities and quality in his collections and those require money, probably quite a lot. (not talking about the whole show, just the garments)..

When John started he may have had nothing, but he was new to the scene. He's a big name now and everyone will be expecting a certain quality of work from him.

 
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^^^ He had nothing in 1992 when he produced his legendary hothouse geishas. The quality, craftsmanship and execution was impeccable; there was absolutely nothing lacking there at all. He was able to produce a visionary collection of influence, taste and style on a tight budget. The venue was a friend's house. And he was very famous already by then.

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I don't think John Galliano feels any need to align with the fashion conglomerates in order to make a return. LVMH own his label and therefore his name and are unlikely to sell it back to him. There again, this is not an insurmountable problem.
I misread your post and concluded that perhaps you knew of some corporate deal being negotiated before his return to the industry.

A brand is important of course-- that's all some designers can rely on, but he's John Galliano, and that alone should trump any "label"... When he was at his best, had he designed under some silly moniker, it would just be as lethal and spellbinding. And should he return under a new name/ label, all the better for him to be free of the messy ties to his previous owners, I would think.

All these labels that producing a dozen collections a year is just pure, ridiculous excess and greed. Even if the designers may not have a hand in all the Pre, Cruise, Post, etc collections, it's fashion pollution. John is the type of designer that creates and works best when he has a story to tell, and you can't do that with fast-fashion corporations.

 
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Moderators Note:

Once again, we need to ask you all to stay on topic ... John Galliano's career.

We have closed the thread about his comments and his subsequent firing over 2 years ago, because we gave you plenty of time to debate that topic and after this lengthy discussion, no conclusions were ever agreed upon nor did anyone change their minds about the incident. Therefore, each member must now just agree to disagree. The topic is closed.

The moderators will be removing any discussion in the recent days, that has veered off topic.

Please refrain from discussing the incident again. Let's get back to his career moves.

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Galliano Teams Up With Stephen Fry
By Lauren Milligan
December 11, 2013
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John Galliano is confirmed to be creating the stage costumes for Stephen Fry's new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous comedy, The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Rumours of the union first surfaced in July when Roland Mouret and Sarah Burton were also thought to be in the running, but Galliano is now said to be working on the costumes ahead of the play's opening next year. Fry will direct the production as well as playing the role of Lady Bracknell in the play, which is being produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers - producers of Calendar Girls and The Full Monty.

Galliano is well practiced for the role though, and has even dressed the character of Lady Bracknell before - in 1982 at the National Theatre, when it was played by Judi Dench.

The former Christian Dior designer is also still in talks to assume a more permanent role at Oscar de la Renta, he told WWD, with De la Renta stating that the two still email one another weekly.
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It really seems as if the fashion world has banned and exiled John and thats not fair. On the Dior website in the history section, they completely fail to mention John's years at the company. So does his own company's website!! Despite what happened, people have to remember that John indeed did have an impact on the fashion world. During haute couture fashion week, Dior was the most highly anticipated show. Everyone wondered what beautiful gowns and theatrics he would come up with. He was able to stick to the brand's signature silhouette and added his own eccentricities. He should be able to have a nice low-key come back in the fashion industry.

 
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JOHN GALLIANO will not be taking a permanent role with Oscar de la Renta, it was reported today, although neither party has confirmed or denied the story. Galliano was enlisted by the New York-based designer in early 2013 for a "temporary studio residency" that many speculated could become permanent.

"The team at Oscar were not willing to put up the money to pay for the design team John needed, such as the cutters and other specialist support staff for his atelier," an unconfirmed source told Page Six. "Money was the biggest factor which held up the negotiations, and they couldn't reach an agreement, although John and Oscar remain very good friends. John is grateful that Oscar gave him a second chance."

Although many mooted Galliano as a possible successor to De la Renta, the designer himself said in 2013 that he was not in the market for a new creative director: "Am I retiring? Is John going to replace me? Certainly not. I hope to be around for a long time."

"As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John's talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future," Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen said last August. "To date, we have not found that way."

Oscar de la Renta and John Galliano's representatives were not available for comment.
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he deserves so much better than oscar de la renta, but i guess it's better than nothing? a step forward?

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