John Galliano is returning to high-end fashion as creative director of Maison Martin Margiela.
John Galliano, 53, had been keeping a low profile since he was sacked from Christian Dior in 2011, after a video of him using anti-Semitic language in a drunken tirade was released.
The British designer is currently creative director at Russian perfumery chain L’Etoile.
He also spent a three-week stint at designer Oscar de La Renta last year.
John Galliano is returning to high-end fashion as creative director of Maison Martin Margiela
“Margiela is ready for a new charismatic, creative soul,” Renzo Rosso, whose OTB group controls the house, told industry journal Women’s Wear Daily.
“John Galliano is one of the greatest undisputed talents of all time. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create,” he added.
John Galliano is considered to be one of the most influential designers of his age and has been awarded the title of British Fashion Designer of the Year four times.
He spent 15 years at Dior, but was sacked after footage of his drunken tirade was released.
A Paris criminal court found John Galliano guilty of proffering anti-Semitic insults in public, an offence under French law, on two occasions in February 2011 and October 2010.
John Galliano apologized and blamed his actions on drink and drugs.
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Designer Jean Paul Gaultier has joined forces with Coca-Cola to become the latest member of the body art brigade.
As the newly-appointed creative director of Diet Coke, Jean Paul Gaultier has released the highly anticipated third design in a set of limited-edition bottles.
This quirky new design comes after her unveiled two stylish bottles named “Day” and “Night” which harbored all the design elements of his famous fragrances.
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier has joined forces with Coca-Cola to become the latest member of the body art brigade
The feminine corsets made an appearance in the “Night” design, while “Day” featured the Breton stripes that Jean Paul Gaultier has spent 35 years making his signature and conical bra as worn by Madonna on her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour.
The latest edition bares a strong resemblance to the night-inspired bottle, showcasing a cheeky and risqué tattoo art in a corset shape.
The new bottle is available in Europe starting this month with a campaign shot by Stephane Sednaoui.
Coca-Cola is no stranger to designer collaborations and the bottles have been getting fashionable and collectable makeovers by fashion’s biggest names since 2003.
Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest in a long line of designer predecessors who include Matthew Williamson, Gianfranco Ferre, Marni, Karl Largerfeld and Roberto Cavalli.