Opinion Analysis

Monday 23 October 2017

Aisling O’Connor: Anger at Galliano is so last year as glitterati fashion some forgiveness

Does everyone deserve a second chance? The fashion set seems to think so. Last week 'Women's Wear Daily' (WWD) exclusively revealed that creative pariah John Galliano has been personally welcomed to the studio of fashion-design veteran Oscar De La Renta for three weeks in the run-up to New York Fashion Week.

The forthcoming Fall 2013 womenswear shows in February would have marked a fifth season out in the cold for the disgraced British designer. Though his last collection walked the Paris catwalks just two years ago, he had just been arrested and suspended from his creative directorships at Christian Dior and his own-name label.

It is still hard to get one's head around Galliano's anti-Semitic rant at a woman outside a Parisian cafe.

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