Last month, it was reported that John Galliano was to make his comeback as a costume designer. But it seems the designer, who was dismissed at Dior over anti-Semitic remarks, is apparently also negotiating a permanent position at Oscar de la Renta, this according to WWD.
"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. To date, we have not found that way," Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen said in a statement.
de la Renta himself has praised and supported Galliano, even so far as allowing him to spend three weeks at his NYC studio. "I think John is doing all the right things. Everyone in life deserves a second chance, especially someone as talented as John. I think that life is about forgiving and helping people…I think John is doing all the right things," he told WWD in January.
Could Galliano really be making his return to fashion? The designer has made a few attempts in the last few months, what with his recent hour-long interview and Parsons New School class, albeit the latter was canceled.
Do you think this move is a good decision for either de la Renta or Galliano?