Just weeks before his €15 million trial against Dior for unfair dismissal, it’s been announced that John Galliano has taken up temporary residence at Oscar de la Renta’s New York studio.
Galliano was sacked from Dior in 2011 after video evidence of him making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris café was posted on youtube. He was later convicted of making racist remarks. Galliano not only lost his position as creative director of one of the world’s biggest fashion houses, but as the chief designer of John Galliano, his namesake label, which is owned by LVMH group. He subsequently filed suit against Dior for unfair dismissal. The case will be heard at the Conseil des Prud’hommes, the French Labour Court, on 04 February 2013.
It is reported that he will spend the next three weeks with de la Renta as he prepares for his forthcoming New York Fashion Week show.
“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent,” de la Renta said. “He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.”
According to WWD, the residency was first suggested by US Vogue editor Anna Wintour – a friend of both designers.
Wigsandgowns look forward to seeing Galliano’s influence on the Oscar de la Renta collections in New York next month.