John Galliano joins Maison Martin Margiela
The designer returns from his hiatus to take the helm at all of Margiela's lines
"Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul," Renzo Rosso, president of the label's group, OTB, said. "John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time – a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create and wish him to here find his new home."
Galliano will not only be directing the haute couture line, as previously speculated. The 53-year-old will also be in charge of all the lines in the house, including men's and women's ready-to-wear. His first comeback show will be at the Paris Couture Week in January 2015.
Despite the controversy in 2011, where he was fired from Dior for his anti-Semitic remarks, many are looking forward to seeing Galliano back in the fashion world. There's hope yet for the industry to witness his "best collection" someday soon, as promised by the man himself.